MisterTweak: I'm guessing the writer has never actually visited a school in Texas, where these checks have been mandatory for... 6? 8? years.
iheartscotch: Ok; this is getting ridiculous. Not only are there monsters under the bed; but then it was nazis, communists, socialist, liberals, conservatives, terrorists, Muslims and Methodists. Now there's pedo bear under the bed too? Christ on a crutch; how big are these people's beds?
I SAID THE TERRORISTS HAVE WON!
bunner: [www.tnca.org image 850x860]I SAID THE TERRORISTS HAVE WON!
LOTN: bunner: [www.tnca.org image 850x860]I SAID THE TERRORISTS HAVE WON![i.imgur.com image 803x960]
TheGreatGazoo: What is a pedophile going to do in the stands?
Gyrfalcon: Let's be afraid of scary unknown people in vans!That way, we can ignore the fact that the coach, priest and/or Boy Scout leader is the one REALLY likely to be molesting your kid.
ArkAngel: As far as I'm aware, the requirement exists only for employees or directly connected volunteers (parent chaperones for field trips, etc...), not for a parent who wants to see a sports event. I can't even imagine the riots that would occur from schools trying to stop a parent from getting to the high school football game.
AbbeySomeone: I can understand checking non parents but hassling the parents of enrolled or participating students is pretty ridiculous.
xl5150: I'm glad I never set foot in a public school during my entire educational career. We didn't have to put up with that kind of crap at private school. Then again, there's a reason some people go to private school and some people go to public school, and it's not unreasonable to assume that the people you have to worry about more with things like this will be the ones associated with public schools.
TheGreatGazoo: What is a pedophile going to do in the stands? Are they going to bring a $5,000+ camera kit with them with a foot long zoom lens to try to get close up shots? Don't you think the other parents might notice?
doglover: TheGreatGazoo: What is a pedophile going to do in the stands?You're using logic and common sense? How dare you! Don't you know pedophiles are everywhere!? Don't you know all 1,000,000+ people who went or worked for Penn State are all pedophiles!? Don't you know every single boyscout is a pedophile!? DON'T YOU KNOW THE POPE IS LATIN FOR "THE PEDOPHILE IN THE FUNNY HAT" !?!?!?!?!?!? BACKGROUND CHECK EVERYBODY![i.livescience.com image 360x240]
DeathCipris: Crazy nanny state regulation? Must be GB...Checks articleYup.
Treetop1000: or this could concievably happen in your town:
Fizics: Frankly, I'm not surprised this is happening. As a concerned parent of two daughters I think we need some screening at these events. My policy in these situations is more of a "zero tolerance" one, and I have suggested it multiple times in our local school zones. The whole process would be simplified if we could have the men who attend these events wear some kind of badge or identification that can help us all keep aware of their location and maybe try to help steer them away from the children.
powhound: I've always questioned the motives of photographers at women's gymnastics events./then I remember that professional photographers are universally gay//this post is satire
Babwa Wawa: Treetop1000: or this could concievably happen in your town:So the sensible thing to do is get a background check on every spectator, including parents.
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