Par­ents need to sup­port gun con­trol

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Voices & Opinion -

Here in Florida kids have al­ready had 3 code red mass shooter drills. They hide in dark clos­ets, un­der desks.

Kin­der­garten­ers are given lol­lipops to stay quiet and taught shooter drill "rules" to the tune of Twin­kle, Twin­kle Lit­tle Star. They are told not to open doors even if their friends are out there. Some are trained with bleed kits.

In­stead of im­ple­ment­ing com­mon sense gun reg­u­la­tions, com­pa­nies are cap­i­tal­iz­ing on the death of our chil­dren.

In­sur­ance com­pa­nies sell schools in­sur­ance poli­cies based on their eval­u­a­tions. Bul­let­proof back­packs and shields are touted. Bul­let­proof rooms and glass.

Peo­ple think "not in my back­yard." Ad­mit­tedly, I was the same. Un­til it hap­pened in my school.

Ev­ery par­ent from K-12 should sit on th­ese code red drills. Be­cause I’m here to tell ALL par­ents, in ev­ery com­mu­nity, rich, poor, black, white. It IS IN YOUR BACK­YARD AND It IS AF­FECT­ING YOUR CHILD – RIGHT NOW.

Dar­lene Ar­man, Coral Springs

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