Aug 30, 2019, Fox19, Cincinnati: Lakota Schools implement new safety measure in classrooms https://www.fox19.com/2019/08/30/lakota-schools-implements-new-safety-measure-classrooms/ LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (FOX19) - Lakota Local Schools say they’ve implemented a new security measure throughout the classrooms in their district. Over the summer, district officials say 1,200 Bearacade Door Control Systems were installed. According to the website, the company is Ohio-based and their ‘Lockdown Response System’ is a door-stopping device that you install into the floor…. They say this addition comes a year after their district hired eight new school resource officers, bringing its total to 18 — one at each campus. … Lakota Local Schools also announced a partnership with MindPeace, which they say will connect the non-profit network of professional mental health providers with the district’s schools to increase student access to quality, affordable mental healthcare. This puts therapists available to help at 15 of Lakota’s 23 schools with the expectation of being in every building by May. “The safety and well-being of our students is a top priority,” Lakota’s Manager of Health Care Services Lauren Brown said. “And strong mental health plays a vital role in a student’s growth and success. A student who is struggling with stress, anxiety or other concerns cannot focus on school work.” They say more than 200 students met with counselors last year.
Children today are noticeably different from previous generations, and the proof is in the news coverage we see every day. This site shows you what’s happening in schools around the world. Children are increasingly disabled and chronically ill, and the education system has to accommodate them. Things we've long associated with autism, like sensory issues, repetitive behaviors, anxiety and lack of social skills, are now problems affecting mainstream students. Blame is predictably placed on bad parenting (otherwise known as trauma from home).
Addressing mental health needs is as important as academics for modern educators. This is an unrecognized disaster. The stories here are about children who can’t learn or behave like children have always been expected to. What childhood has become is a chilling portent for the future of mankind.