Is election day an excuse to allow strangers in our schools?
Original post made by elementary parent on Oct 24, 2006
on Oct 24, 2006 at 10:27 pm
Election day is probably the safest day.
Lots of potential witnesses.
Schools have been used as polling places since I was a kid.
I have never heard of an attack on a child be someone masquerading
as a voter. Think of the large quanity of adults that would come to
the rescue. Real voters, teachers, and staff.
Kids tend to get approached as they are traveling to / from school
where they are more vulerable.
on Oct 24, 2006 at 10:57 pm
I'd agree with RS on this one. Also, since the incident at Addison last year, I think there have been some changes in procedures to limit access. Polling places should be well marked to cut down on "wandering" and I'm sure staff members will be even more aware at schools.