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Fear and paranoia in American schools



, principal of South Park (IL) Elementary, sparked a lot of

conversation at LeaderTalk with his post about

school change and school safety

. He has extended that discussion to his own

blog, asking

these key questions


Are we just paranoid that something bad may happen in our schools because

there have been a handful of school shootings in the last decade? Should we stop

all this security talk? As I write this, I am preparing for our very first lock

down drill with our students (see previous post). Is it all a waste of



Dave’s blog

and let him know what you think!


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