The Tara Show - 3-13-18 - Hour 3

The Tara Show
Tuesday, March 13th

Interview with Greenville School Director of Communications Beth Brotherton – GCS participation in national anti-gun protest


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They go learning while they nicer everybody is fired up about it too Mario. Mere children if they go to high school or. Junior high in Greeneville county's schools will be participating in what the school system now admits is a national this is their words national movements. To support gun control legislation that is an immense the organize to urging kids and teachers to walk at a school. Court to stay in school they offered two options for participation. Up from ten to eleven Smart search it's and it's got a seventeen minutes Greene County schools is participating in this and they do admit it is a national movement to support gun control legislation that's from a statement yesterday. Joining me to answer some questions about this is. That's a brother ten she's a spokesperson for Greenville county schools thanks for showing up that I appreciate it. Hello my setup a year. You did it and you deserve credit for that a lot of people don't have economies this in the hot seat with me let me I don't real fast I can I not in his address by anybody. I had and I I suspect a lot of folks in agreement high school system administration. Isn't even aware of this column but the. Leader habit I would I would certainly hope they're aware of it and let me I think that we are back and to communicate. But yeah. No fun I am no I don't liters of the women's march which is organizing this event that you are participating in tomorrow. Four of them. That we aren't we are not participating in that they're participating in that would be asking it to walk out we ask that you not. Participate in this and instead do you unity and remember activity. For the victims of the Florida shooting inside the school we want to eat this completely. Apolitical. Well no on it if you've read the women's Mars site miss read it in there are two options given before participation. Either walk out. Or coordinate activities in the school it is to go from ten to 1030 you record dating activities in the schools. From ten to 103010 to eleven depending on what different schools are doing. You are participating you are doing exactly what they ask at the exact time they ask on the women's marsh site when they give directions. For doing this is that just a total coincidence that she told chose 10 AM tomorrow total coincidence she did know the women's march was having missed. Because the Greenville news her has reported that you weren't servants is being led by the women's march did they get that wrong. And degree Italy I guess they it I have not seen that I'm. It is not it coincidence that we hit some o'clock tomorrow because we know that there are many students. Might she it to participate. And an effort to edit it safe. You know want you don't want to participate we've decided to do not participate in the national movement and instead. At income or and I think that would still allow them. Do you speak airlines. We're gonna make computer built right lawmakers on either side. We really are able you are in favor of gun and if you are against gun to both write emails. It felt all right if I do me at the and a lot didn't think it is alternative became an you don't want to mark out and be part of the national movement. What happened opry you don't opportunities inside the school. I'm doing ape like instead of what are our school a great example they're they're worried this week is walk up. Not walked out. They want if you walked up to someone that they've never met a four block somebody that they wouldn't normally get with it at a lunch it all I'm. Walk up someone and ate something kind our goal is to make this about little eight feet from a mental health perspective. I know. Did I miss his records and miss presence and you're doing. Exactly. What's the women's marches ST did do at 10 AM either walk out. Or activities planned inside schools you know that great I mean you do know that's what they've asked you to do. And I look at Greenville news right now they were reported again yesterday. The women is march is organizing that they've reported it twice I go look at why did you not correct them then that dead that you're not participating in this women's marching when they sure seem to think you are. You think that's strange that they keep reporting that anywhere when they've got that idea and white and correct them. I guess you know what I unfortunately I get my media monitoring service album that hit. What used to be with amicus animus anything. Yeah yeah yeah. I want I want it mattered not that. Now I again. Art and you you cannot participate in this. Was incredibly intentional that we should be aware and you that there were eighty. Who wouldn't want to and that we wanted to give them another option we hear app that we cannot it was all the district. Participate. In the political. You are you are you aren't exactly what they asked you to do on their website verbatim. Either walk out or hold events inside the school you you you are. Why just tell the kids we're not doing anything. You can see you can sure keep them from walking out during the lockdown. Why can't keep them from walking out during what you admitted yesterday in your statement is a pro gun control. Movement it is a pro gun control legislation movement you do it all the time you luck my kids' school down all the time ahead and go glad Ford I'm glad to protecting them. But you'd quit which she say that you can't he can't help but they might walk out we're just helpless so we're gonna have to. Do what to me sure looks like participating you're doing with the women's march at ask you to do. One just tellem weren't doing anything. There is nothing pull it where not to do anything in school this is a political events he walked out. You're gonna be treated like you would any other day we're not we're we're doing nothing why why are you somehow forced. To recognize. What the women's Marge is doing. Why why. I don't understand. And I it I want I like it now is a great job of a quoting the statement out yesterday. I would like to finish. Because as it added intended purpose and then. National events which many it to heart about and what that statin. I'm not a local event department and national event is that the court gun control legislation which is the highly sensitive political topic. We understand that many are you don't support that we. All think either. We act as it was in the fight into the bunker I meant. Remember and building as they are cool climate. The rest that said we understand that there would be national didn't insurrection. But instead of taking our didn't actually that. We ask you instead took it on kindness and school activities that have absolutely nothing to do. With the politics of that. Well that and says I actually read a prepared draft earlier on this the air and I've pasted it on my FaceBook and the Debbie dirty FaceBook. Pace offense can read it that's not what it says and it says the minute the intended purpose of this national movement is to support gun control legislation highly sensitive political time. In stead of polarizing and so we have that and unifying focus on kindness remembrance and building a safer school climate. However. On your bait your on your web site used say you did not want to aid pro. Gun ownership march they walk out in support of gun reform legislation could provoke a simultaneous walk out in support of gun ownership rights which could lead to unrest. At school. So you definitely don't want probe go on a gun ownership march which you are participating. In this is in aid a what every one colleague. Organized at attain AM by anti go anger. You cannot do we cannot justify the tiny bit. Weird issue are 10 AM with the rest of the country yes you are. You are. And you you wanna do right after school or Friday at 3 o'clock and I couldn't say that but you have time did exactly to the women's march protest exactly. You're participating you're doing what they asked on the west I don't ask you this question as I'm very curious is the what you say a lot of our listening to rest is too. Is the NRA today we're having a pro gun gun ownership. Bomb walk out on Friday. Bombed to protest the fact that that coach he sacrificed his body for students was not allowed to bring his guns to school for instance if that was at 10 AM on Friday was organized by the NRA. Would we see you. Do we prom activities at 10 AM coinciding with the NRA protest is the NRA does have protest will will we see you. Coinciding your activities with NRA protests or do you just do that. When liberal anti gun or groups whose leaders have called for Jihad on president trump an attempted you know as Madonna did during a women's march said she wanted to blow up the White House. GD just do it for anti gun groups or would you do it if the NRA. Had a protest because I I would love to organized one with the kids in the school if you if you're willing to do when when the NRA has protest what he said. A I. I believe beyond that I don't. No it's a legitimate question. Would you time to to protect the children as she said hey would you time it to the NRA's protest and just have a non political event that happens to coincide. During our school time if there was a pro second man protest. In there are many factors that go into that I would love to believe that if icky at the same sort of the national attention and and and and I get. Yeah I'm I think they're there they're all passion on both sides and the timing of this national event. Initially when it was all of bowel the AT and a lot of that we're a lot. It seems like it's fantastic idea. That ash is arrows at the moment that it became. Quote unquote organized by way by a national organization and that is. Anti gun. It it became something admit it we had to look at very differently at the school district and again. Why he didn't like what is different from a pro gun protest why. Easing of NRA you get it says. He'll he'll do it go ahead and I don't I'm. Not following. I don't make the attention. I don't help either. And you know that that. Is. They're edit and it didn't feel all on it exactly ways Q and their families do. This same opportunity shore and expressed their Elaine. As other statements on and they read. Finally your hope or are they will which one is that you hope pro gun students we'll have the same opportunity. Because aren't you don't want a pro Second Amendment Marge breaking out you say that I I registry. Yeah well. We don't and we we don't like eight I hate to breaking out between eighteen you are done. And if you're anti gun that's why we're trying to bid on. Event that you and I eat and events that are apolitical. Because we know that they are student on both sides an art school. Why would we create environments. We reduced it to be up against each other I mean that's just through walls. You're just gonna take part in an anti guy national movement protest and yet I should I got Texas a wanna know that they wanna yes or no text her right to make her answer that question Terry essar now the NRA accord needs. A national protest in favor of our Second Amendment Rights. Will the gut will the school system will the school system allow bomb those kids to organize activities on school time. They will be given that same opportunity that. Some are beaten given that. Tomorrow. Which is Ichiro walked out. During the school day at an appointed time they will be cited for cutting. Okay administration say you know that's only part of it now will administrative help them coordinate pro second. I'm amendment moments of silence or whatever else to coincide time wise with the NRA is a move with the Anne Rice protest. William William coincide Europe and the DN RA's protest even if anti guns and don't like it. Even at that I got an ally and those are the same in that incident the class and it is not participate. The same place if you are gone and it's either classic tomorrow and continue to teach. And continue to learn because we are not stop being. The school and learning activities or providing alternatives for the eighteen want to leave their class to participate. But lets you do I don't chemistry teacher who said. That hurt chemistry I'm quiz is at 10 o'clock and kids will be will both kids will have the option to go to the gym and on and mr. quest that's not sure it is an instructional. I'll bet you don't do anything on a daily basis 10 am and our schools those kids and kids. Will walk out except. Yeah I know to the administrators are organizing. Events to go along with the anti gun protest yesterday blew me. Straighter or administrators or organizing not thank. And the entire. This organize within a straighter. With the administrators. Use you said that to students are coming up with the ideas yes organized with administrators they are to organize them with the principles you explain that. They're to sell it ate them through the principle yet because a little cannot function without administrators say we we can't unfortunately. You know lead the didn't factor organized insult. So they need help organizing a protest here in its. Yeah actually it. If the national movement at 10 o'clock in the morning again we could not participate in the aunt Mary event just sit we are not participating. In the event tomorrow. But we would. Only allow me that they were right to walk out of the school safety cutting class. I'm citation. We would organize events within it it is senate to. To have conversation and give them opportunities that are right lawmakers. And how. Into open dialogue. Now what it related eight to make our school they. I get us an email that I I don't believe you idea I I I know that you're the spokesperson you don't come up with these policies so I don't wanna beat you up badly. You know not your idea that he does speak for schools a tough job today for you. But Aum I gotta be honest I just don't believe that and it's that you were you saying that is the first thing I've heard this. I I got a quick question on why this is from our checks on people are texting and or why block the media. From this why why not why not let the media see what you're doing. On in school seem to know you're not coordinating. With your. Tying to events are timed to coincide with the national anti gun protest. How how to war why why do that. Honestly it really difficult decision and you know as somebody Avery. Apes intermediate background and spent eighteen years in the new business. A tough choice food. Because I know that this is 88 need to vent and something that media wants to cut our. But in my you roll all the as a person who is you know working for a school that's done. And they had to keep Federer. Any safety and we're putting all hands on deck tomorrow we'll see you in shore. That everything run mentally. And at an may may or may not know they are all. Restrictions involved with on a daily basis not just tomorrow. Media on who can't at a lot of into aren't a lot to be filmed. If you don't wanna be film industry parents are in custody she's. And if you are not allowed to be on camera. We don't have the knee and Howard tomorrow. To make sure that the media would look on how I LE eight Italy court order and put it trial is gonna cut each situation. On camera. And I don't know I had it when I just I have because I got a text on full of parents Ricky connected Tom what do you say to parents who are keeping your their kids home tomorrow. On an argument that can bring that kind of barrels. They're eight just as it during Saturday or they didn't say that to send their kids out on I wrote it they don't expect that the you're the parent I'm made that they didn't bring your children. If you if you do not comfortable with what you are they your tiles all enjoying aren't that important to keep them home. Parent. It got a real quick question this is timed to coincide with the women's march and can't get around that and you're also following their under instructions if you don't have your kids walk out and coordinate activities for them at school I attend you guys. Are doing exactly what they've asked on the women's march website. This is CNN I don't you guys are are are aware that this is. The leadership of women's march on has got some racism and Tyson you know anti semitism. Problems this is the speech for leaders in the women march were at by Louis fair con two weeks ago. And the leadership of women's march was there they've called for Jihad on trump. Madonna got called for the blowing up the White House during an element women's march event. Jake Tapper on CNN slammed women's marched for their racism anti semitism. And homophobia the other day on CNN this is the group who's who's event you are participating at. And despite the anti. Here's editor NN inherent in that clip. On several leaders of the women's march. Were it's our supporters of Telecom and have not condemned him. I'm members that the. They were at that the thing is don't eat your ear and is talking about a group we're talking about about a group it's called for Jihad called for violence. And supports Lewis very con whose group nation of Islam is on the hate group list of the Southern Poverty Law Center that's. The group whose events you are coordinating your 10 AM protest with. Does any of that offense yet. Oh. No because we have zero affiliation with the experience or whip if this match. Actual march tomorrow would be and everything it said it Greenville county school. It's not participating. We are not endorsed saying that we are not supporting we are going to late 82. And at seventeen minutes. Tomorrow. Is only a secular soldier having activities in school time to their time to emerge I have everything there. Unfortunately I'm five minutes off the has a great family killed by the management. I. I don't get it. On the one you will you. Are and I am happy yeah you know. Arie you would you I'm pissed I cash I got a got a lot more questioning there's a lot of kids staying home are they gonna get docked for doing that around for not being in school during the cement would be one of the ones I would ask. So coordinate sent me an email your now. Larry well you know what I gotta tell you what about present annual rate to show appeared we admire anyone willing to answer the tough questions on that are always asked. On this hot Mike as she did it and so would give her kudos for that because a lot of people want to it. Thank you very much a best buy the team again she's the director of communications for the schools not the person. Who put these policies together she's that she's a spokesperson so let's reap remember that found it in terms of this interview Eric. Thank you very much we'll be back in it. Get a jump I'm Judy send money to get your reaction into our interview with the Greeneville Cai schools bugs person net best. The ten Cheryl from Susanville. Take care of what it's up. Principled. Doctor death and poured it right and middle school did read that column last night. She says activities. Were planned to promote school safety and gun control measures. During a morning announcements. On March 14. Will have seventeen seconds of silence. For the students. That were killed at park Florida. They end as well we'll read denying a seventeen patents. We are promoting a walk out at this time but if we had to try to protest in the way they will not be counted at report Marty. For the day if they accused of these. What part. This. And their brother and sang. That this isn't connected. To the national. Activist. Prior to. Gun control group how can they play there. Cyril please tell me say that voicemail to save it. A lot of hair straighten it out because I don't know I'd get my hands on that I would love I only know why don't I don't care. Have it yet and here's the angry and I don't have it answered my I'm front and how lip of that day. So then I get an email and here's the thing. It would post debate the whole meant that any cut all but forced to she really get into the meat and dictated that the as to what what they indeed so this is. I'm Pam apparent break in but this is what it pet. I'm telling you this is what is it and I know their parents out there that have that somehow that didn't take it on Powell and so I got the whole thing all of their voice mail. If somebody I wish I am it was bright Bryson middle school. Right now go OK if you've got this on your prom voicemail. Please forward it's come to me you're gauge each should be well. I'll say right authorities tell I've got an. The only thing is that said that they didn't back email it cut while the porky get into a bit yeah. But I listened to it myself last cycle that answered the top of it not a monopolist because I answered it and I was into it. But that is what was it. So you. They either don't know what these individual principals. And administrators and school are doing it each and every bill. So there's no talent coming so I'm not playing in Pitt she. Doesn't believe what you say and but. I don't think they coordinated their. All together and so I think it continuously way to decide whether we're gonna different still the better the seven connect with China and all of that. That is the one known as the more she mentioned that. In that it in her robo call but. What I don't understand is. You ask the question not only tonight why aren't they even haven't recognizes that all want I. Because quite frankly they want to purchased your variants are gone they're very liberal only wanna participate in a national anti gun protest and they want you your kids to do it that's what. Well these are committed crystal ball she she beyond school board member in my district. I've contacted her about the little thing that happened two weeks ago. Her long email I'd be glad to forward that view I never heard anything back it about how they thought oh that billboard. To go ahead and allow undocumented. Look at but it this fight illegal immigrant holed up in Greenville county school. Okay. I in what is clear what they did that four was a resolution in favor. A bill that would have licensed illegal immigrants with forty categories of licensing that the state. And then I let your -- is they'll come after me but yes and they weren't hired me yes. Did she say they would hire dump. It looked resolution tell about it did not. I I assume they Harrington and I don't know that I admire in the white for him to be able to do that. And and yell yes I mean I would say. The dads what they were clearing away for they did not explicitly say they would hire them but wouldn't surprise the president went thank you so much Jeff for your call Cheryl. Com IR I genuinely appreciated get more reaction from parents live from Greer Palin as. Hey I can't explain you how your carrier right now what Greenville county. My my student but notably Rick I'm and they weren't told yesterday that they're not anti gun control. This is to honor the students from bought that were opened Florida. But they also are told. Battered the student council vote came up with this has nothing to do with the crowd national protest. And rightly it wasn't something off here and that elect that you you can say no matter how it on. You're against epic on country another significant current export control. Is there anyway that. That he cared. Union and being funded by the. The teacher Sheen is being funded by like them by the protest to the women's march our great arm and nothing would surprise me at this at this points on what I hear I don't have any evidence of that list on Blake. My colleague what are the parents were the other parent protest saying that says that the first thing green about county. I'm died without a home schooling apparent pretty sure external link I can't. I don't I don't blame you is I've held heard of for a lot of home school folks so this morning who feel exactly like you do. They're tremendously you know thrilled that they have made the decision I'm school I tell you this makes me want to home school. I'm right on the verge of doing it with at least one of mine anyway but this this just eats is nothing to not just push you right over the edge. On this this. This or Canadian to win important is as part of recently is that where the parent she say unleashing tear text line full of people who tested the worst school on to detect signs to. You get they found in a number email. For the school board member and the media has so gloss is over I don't think that they compare us fully realize what's going on school tomorrow attacked. All mag it's it's it's tremendously frustrating list thanks for listening to show and for calling in. Getting reaction is a frown that parents. And let your children participating in Andy. Women and hardship national school day of protests tomorrow you know the schools and is not walking out. They are doing it the other option women's march asked on the web search for them to do which is march out walk out order. Students and teachers walk out or hold in school activities. On now about religion of the school systems as owner Alex it might be held the same time. Arm as the women's march which they're asking everyone to do it 10 AM tomorrow but that has nothing to do with the women's march it's just a say in tough and I say. Of course Mikey. So that Dave from Greeneville. Actor writing on. I've written to B you're earlier Buick with that bear on C continuously say that they're not supporting it all you. I get to listen team on. The weekly call outlets and school. And the principle stated that they are shelling teacher at my accent type school. And incurred in faculty and staff were just so T shirts according to a bit. Peter bet that not know what's going on schools where you line. Do you have a flier or anything what the teacher say they Santee about women's march. It would I don't know at first it was the car are actually listen you can eat up. We call our kids the way you're punting on ticket same thing at our life we can't impact that the bank that it clicked or at any. A county search and any current faculty and institute where. And it drives me insane and we Christian political idea as well in the school when there should be in class where you're. It's not place for wherever you fall Eva either side. And there is obviously do not know what's going on schools. Thank you so much shout for your pre phone call Dave sorry I have. Complemented their. Yeah on. No I didn't this is obviously an anti gun protests it's it very clearly is it is is a part of what the women's you're doing exactly what the women's march asked them to get. Mean it does read this is the group when they're not calling for Jihad against trump militia does not play praising Louis fair con. A run when Madonna's not talking about blowing up the White House and won their marches. This other aligning themselves of the the radical. People. These well meaning people this is Madonna at one of the women's marshes member of the one in Washington after trump was inaugurated. Yes. I'm angry. And I am outraged. Yeah. I have thought and although not about blowing up the White House. So get bummed joining this group for a what are they calling you know pro school safety. Safety. Activities does great he did not join a group. Written partner princess and it's time for 10 AM across the country geez look what time are they doing here. 10 AM. Mine when born yesterday neither we have. By the way if you went to school board member I know how you feel about this text the word school to detect 171307. We will try you will link where you configure at your school board member is and get their email and call information I should warn you when you called they will lie about me that's what they did. So I put it 20. I know are judged not true it's now gotten control let's die away you know we don't want to idea when I put a tube for. The two statements up so you can read for yourself arm on my face the page in the W already faced a pitch. So that you can see what they've said before you. Coal or. Team. Patent from Greenville good morning. Hey I'm not adamant on seeing her purse side. I don't know what to expect the school district did nothing to say nothing do nothing and politics don't belong in school who will. It can occur more fuel per. Do you think what he did his good school or out of the only. In support of him. A whole hub pain I you are so break every now that I know nobody can even hear you. Can I do wanna talk to so it does and you and Chris could straighten out your phone situation. That would be awesome because I can hear you but by the time this goes through the translator not to the cars it is Panasonic went to junk. And I'm sorry about that hang on to possibly get to straighten out Scott from Lawrence good morning. Chair payout I don't understand how anybody can support this event I don't understand how anybody can be liberal at all. When it was a perfect combination of liberal policies that caused this tragedy. You know the whole PC. Movement let's not report this skit solve our problems altered criminal activity yet but we want to give him another chance. And let's you know let's not a mountain school even if produce section at school. Resource officer because we don't want that well you know what that caused tragedy eight call. The debt in or not reporting that is kids so that people but acts. Sitting back armor and not letting someone who is willing to have a uninstall and have done something about it. And it arm there. No one else's. I don't understand how anybody can support anything that liberals do especially. Anti gun movement it happening tomorrow. On the Scott I I could agree with more. I could especially Luigi you're about nominal last week now we find out that the swat team was training right by. Like literally minutes away they were alerted that the shooting was going on but they were never activated they were never activated it. You swat members went in it your way and are now being reprimanded where these guys outside when that bank. I've got a slap on yeah it's predicted. Yeah and and yet they are coordinating our children to march against her gun rights. Not much it would I just out of curiosity are you have a high school students. I do and they have been forbidden to do any banking and other than sit in their rooms all the post debate. On an an eerie and are they in Greenville county schools. They are okay awesome what did you really get a curiosity what was your children's reaction to that. And they feel about it. You know I mean they. They get bombarded by the media what a whole bunch of stuff and so I basically had to be ashamed that I have to be that get bent down and tell them what's wrong with simple line of thinking the dirtier and put that stick you know. I gave them exactly what I told you was here's here's what these types of people. What happens apple. Second chances to the point of not reporting a dangerous person preventing someone who's willing and even did. His flight maligned entity up his life. Not allowing that person the chance to protect students. That's what you're supporting. When you what I plan on doing anything go to the activities or whatever that's a jerk that's which are supporting and I'm hearing bad. That it's a requirement. That they have to go to these activity they can't stay in the classroom then I will be keep it local school as well. So far Skype does not appear on that it's a requirement Lisa from everything that school system is is putting out. Thank you so much for your phone call it I certainly appreciated bad better than I consent that. Let your new 803471063. Tax line 71307 lead you know Mara. Anderson county Greenville county schools so IE they're sending kids like Scott tellem nope not participating don't participate you going to lead number is made they want maybe. I you're gonna keep amount. That's what I would do we would go to the range we would read the second men and then we go to the range until Lebanon and maybe they can go back to school. Where they are my age and I was actually learn something.