“Petition To Protect Our Children”

 
 

Our Public Schools Deserve The Best Security Possible.

New Petition

Started January 21, 2013

Since 1996 there have been over 60 shootings in schools and universities in the United States.  It cannot be more clear that our schools have become a likely and desirable target for some angry and severely mentally disturbed individuals.  We must act now and do everything in our power to protect our children from such a tragedy.


We urge local, state and federal government officials to act now and provide the necessary funding to revise and upgrade all public school security and surveillance systems to the best systems possible and provide ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS with a Police Officer or School Resource Officer trained to respond to the types of threats and attacks that schools now face.


We ask that this need be placed as a TOP PRIORITY in our city, county, state and federal government budget planning to ensure that we are doing everything possible to protect our children while they are in the custody of the public school system.


Is there anything more important in the budgets than providing Safe and Secure Schools for our children? 


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IF YOU ARE ABLE TO VOLUNTEER OR SUPPORT THIS INITIATIVE IN ANY WAY PLEASE CONTACT:


Mark Fields

(828)777-0452

markpfields@mac.com







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Original Petition Delivered & Closed

Jan 11, 2013 - 413 signatures total


On Friday December 14th, 2012, a heavily armed man walked into yet another school in America and unleashed terror on children and teachers, assassinating twenty little boys and girls between the ages of five and seven years old, and six adults including teachers and the school principal.  There was no police officer or SRO (School Resource Police Officer) on duty at the school.


We can no longer assume that our schools are safe or think that this will never happen to us.  WE ASK THAT THE LEADERS OF ASHEVILLE AND BUNCOMBE COUNTY TAKE IMMEDTIATE ACTION TO ENSURE THAT THIS HORRIBLE CRIME WILL NEVER HAPPEN IN OUR COMMUNITY.


As Citizens of the City of Asheville and Buncombe County, North Carolina we petition that our community leaders direct their attention to this issue and devise a strategy that insures the absolute safety and security off all the children attending public schools in our communities.  Until such time that a new plan to "Protect Our Children" is funded and implemented, we ask that an armed and on-duty Police Officer or Sheriff be at every public school in Asheville and Buncombe County with their official car parked in a clear and obvious place at the school entrance during school hours.


As Citizens of Asheville and Buncombe County we want to be clear that there is nothing more important to us than the safety of our community's children.


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IF YOU ARE ABLE TO VOLUNTEER OR SUPPORT THIS INITIATIVE IN ANY WAY PLEASE CONTACT:


Mark Fields

(828)777-0452

markpfields@mac.com

A Call To Action To Local and State Elected Leaders