Montessoris schools are being closed to students after a string of deadly incidents, and now students in a handful of districts across the country are asking whether the school system can resume.
Here’s what we know:Montessori students are being allowed back into classrooms for the first time since January, when the school district shut down after an alleged gunman shot five people at a local Montessoric school.
They have been allowed to return to classrooms in three other schools, and a fourth was closed on Jan. 27 after an investigation found that the shooter was mentally unstable and had been using social media to communicate with others.
Montessoris are not allowed to have firearms in their classrooms, and school staff have been instructed to take appropriate measures to ensure that students can safely attend classes.
But there are fears that the Montessorian school system is not capable of handling the additional security measures required.
And now, some students are wondering if they will be able to return when the Montesino school district resumes normal operations Jan. 29.
“I don’t know.
I don’t want to speculate,” said student Lillie Brown, who is in seventh grade at Sherman Montessorio School in Sherman, Texas, near Dallas.
“But I think it would be great to be able back in my classroom.
I think everyone would be happy.”
A spokesperson for the Monterey County School District said in a statement that it will work with its students to provide them with necessary resources.
“We understand the importance of keeping Montessorians safe and we will work closely with our Montessorie students to ensure their safety,” the statement read.
“Montessoria’s safety is a top priority for Monterey’s schools and Montessorias Board of Directors, as well as the Montagues administration.”
But some students say they are nervous.
“As a student, I feel like I should be here,” said seventh-grader Alex Williams.
I feel unsafe.”
Williams says the school is the safest place he’s ever been, and he has no plans to return.
“My mom, my sister, my grandma, I’ve been living in Montessoria since I was in kindergarten,” Williams said.
“It’s the safest thing I’ve ever done.”
Montessorian schools reopened on Jan 27 after a man was arrested in connection with a shooting at a Montessorium school in San Francisco.