Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Guns on Campus! What happened to the good old days?
It is a shame that you can’t send you child to college without violence following them there. Things have changed so much in this world. My daughter called to tell me that on this past Friday someone was shooting on the campus. They were put on lockdown until they found the culprit. To my knowledge they haven’t found the person. But my daughter told me that it could have been someone from the city or even the campus. She said that some students carried guns because the police department sent out letters saying that anyone who had them should turn them in without repercussions. Ain’t that something? Excuse my language! It was a blessing no one was hurt.
In my attempt to talk to my best friend to find solace since I didn’t want my daughter to know that I was worried, upset and wanted to drag her out of school, I found out that the same weekend it happened at her son’s college. Supposedly her son attended a party near the college grounds given by college students and some guys show up and start a fight and starts shooting. Her son had to jump over cars to get to safety.
It’s a darn shame that kids can’t go to college, get an education without fear and violence. My daughter said that basically the campus is safe. Her dorm is on the same lot as the huge satellite police department. I’ve called them twice when I could not reach her because her cell phone was messed up, and her room phone number had been changed that morning and the front desk at the dorm would not give me her phone number. Though I’m glad they don’t give the numbers out, I was pissed as a mother trying to reach her so I called the police and they got the number. Another time she was locked out of her room and the janitorial staff was at another site and the front office with the keys was mistakenly locked and I had to call the police to get her in her room. Students were working the desk until the dorm manager returned. They called the dorm manager and she promptly returned to campus. Why was it so important to get into her room? She was locked out after taking a shower and had on her robe and her friends were not around. She just happened to take her cell with her. Yeah I’ll call the cops in a minute!
I want the cops to know me and to know her!
But still! I’m sad that teens today can’t comfortably enjoy college like we did. Where did the good old days go?