BEWARE: In Mama Bear Mode!

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I have just received information from my teen-aged daughter and later confirmation from other parents that a school administrator has been arrested and suspended following allegations of child pornography. Our children are faced with dangers that we could never in our worst nightmares imagine. It is truly a horrible feeling as a parent, trusting authority figures to protect our children and to have not only children's safety compromised but our trust violated. I am livid. How dare he betray us and violate innocent children?


As a parent, this is an assault to our security network carefully established with individuals entrusted to act on our behalf, in our children's best interest in our absence. How can a breach of security, so substantial in nature, have been allowed to happen?  I am a very involved parent and very protective mother, yet I feel like I failed my daughter. I should have known, seen it in his eyes, his body language. I never saw it coming. I was not only deceived into falling for the professional illusion presented to the public, I was empathetic and convinced of a horrible mistake. I felt sorry for him, until the details of the situation became evident. Then I became outraged and disgusted at the reality of the situation.  This situation is not an isolated incident. Child pornography and school administrators and other staff occurs everyday and everywhere.  This particular incident occurred within our previous school district, last year there was a similar incident involving a teacher in our current school district.  Unacceptable. 
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I am in Mama Bear Mode.  If you ever find yourself positioned between a mother bear and her cubs, fight or flight isn't even an option. You lose.  I am definitely upgrading my security defenses and am more vigilant and less tolerant against any perpetrators and violations of protocol. I am a firm believer in prayer and pray a little harder for the safety and protection of my children and your children as well.  Love, love and more love!  

WARNING: Offenders Beware, I am in Mama Bear Mode!



Were you ever put into a situation where you were called upon to upgrade your security defenses as a parent?  How did you react to this situation?