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Counselors stationed at all Pleasanton elementary schools today to help students cope with Sandy Hook tragedy

Original post made on Dec 15, 2012

The Pleasanton school district will have a counselor or a psychologist at every elementary school today to help students who may be having a hard time dealing with last Friday's tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, December 14, 2012, 1:00 PM

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Posted by Gabriella Sanchez
a resident of Harvest Park Middle School
on Dec 15, 2012 at 1:00 am

My daughter Gabriella Sanchez was so upset about this news that after school she went home and wrote this poem. Wanted to share it with you and others.

Laughing, giggling, smiling is what they were about
But now they're scared for life definitely without a doubt.
Why is it them for they did no harm
How would they have known, letting go of daddy's arms
These innocent angels are killed before their eyes
Some though did not, hearing gun shots and cries
They had a future to live for, not die names carved on stones
Birthdays, graduations, weddings and maybe children of their own
I just can't understand why a man would go and kill
For you have no soul, brain, or heart to go ahead and fill.
Why shoot yourself, it would do you no good
But down below is where you'd go for messing childhoods
Christmas is almost here nearly just one week away
Names inked on presents now just run and fade
So look aren't you happy for what you have just done?
Murdered not just little kids but many of loved ones!

Gabby <3 ††† <3

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Gracias Gabriela.

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Posted by Elizabeth
a resident of Harvest Park Middle School
on Dec 17, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Beautiful tribute by your daughter. Thank you for sharing it.

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Posted by 2nd Amendment Supporter
a resident of Amador Estates
on Dec 18, 2012 at 6:39 am

In addition to counselors being stationed at public schools, how about at least one person who is thoroughly screened and trained in the use of firearms, be armed and stationed at every public school.

There are precious resources (i.e. children) at every school and they deserve to be fiercely protected by at least someone armed.

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Posted by William
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 18, 2012 at 8:54 am

I do not want armed guards at every public school in our community. First and foremost, this would entail a HUGE burden on tax payers. The training, the guns, burying people who are shot accidently or as a result of an unstable family member getting a hold of one of the guard's guns. Not good, people. Think!

Second, the last thing our children need to see is their socialist teachers being backed up with armaments of any kind. For such would only mean an extension of the Obama militant socialist dictatorial state.

The best option is for people to homeschool their children. Perhaps then give govt subsidies, maybe a credit, for private gun ownership. Because we need all of our homeschoolers armed to the hilt. More guns, less crime. That's been empirically verified beyond a shadow of a doubt. These wacked out mass killers want to commit suicide in a blaze of glory, and if everyone is armed, they won't be able to commit suicide. C'mon people, it's basic logic! Read John Lott!

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on Apr 25, 2017 at 9:11 am

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