Hi Folks! Over in England, parents at one school cannot attend their kids’ “sports day” unless they get (and pass!) a criminal background check. According to this piece in The Telegraph, the Isambard Community School is sorry, but, well, pedophiles could sneak from the fields into the school and start their pouncing. And so, with regret, yada, yada, yada. As one school official put it:. “At Isambard we take safeguarding very seriously…”
So seriously, apparently, that the officials there have lost their minds. Really — has their nightmare scenario ever happened? Some predator pretends to be a parent and goes to school on game day just so he can sneak into the building where he will — what? Actually snatch a kid? Or start the grooming process right then and there, in the hallway? “Hey, saw you at field day, kid! You’re a really good long jumper. Come by my house tonight for a celebratory supper of fish and chips?”
What kind of outlandish fantasies are the bureaucrats fabricating? And how do we yank them back to reality? – L.