Wow, how school conversations have changed over the years. When I was in school, that was when Jesus wore pampers, talk was so much simpler than it is now. As I recall, we used to talk about sports, talk about the coolest girl in the school, talk about what we were going to do when we grew up. Of course like all young students back then, we would tell jokes about each other, we called that “cracking” on someone until they gave up and stopped talking. Those were the days.
Now the battle lines have been drawn by this generation of kids. Their conversations are totally different than then. Now they talk about vaping, what they can get away with, what gang they are a member of, of course this is just for them to attempt to grow their status in the school and now th
ey are starting more increasingly talk about shooting somebody they don’t like or have a disagreement with. Oh, they also talk about putting that person’s house on fire or putting a bomb in it.
This is disturbing to me because in this current society you never know what is serious or not. We must fight to change the conversations that are out there and teach the students what the importance of what they say.
At the school, we take any and all of this type of talk serious. Every conversation that is reported to us initiates an investigation and a report to the parents and in most cases, the local law enforcement officer (SRO) of the school.
We are spreading the word around school that this is called “communicating a threat” and no matter if they are serious or not, we look into it for accuracy and the student will be disciplined for his/her actions.
We intend to continue to demonstrate that East Hall Middle School is one of the safest schools in Hall County. Each parent, student, teacher and other school personnel are a part of that.
Kudo’s to the students that continue to report these types of incidents. It shows that they want to be an intricate part of this safety team.
Have a great weekend.