Posted by Mike on September 08, 2001 at 13:47:52:
In Reply to: Holy Cross posted by Parent on September 08, 2001 at 12:41:14:
Its a tough one. My gut reaction would to be to say they should bring their kids in by whichever route they would normally use but on the other hand I hear that a lot of kids are suffering trauma from all this and for the sake of the kids mental health and physical safety maybe they should use the alternative route.
There has been suggestions that some of the parents have been pressurised into using the "contentious route"
On the other hand if we give into the bullies where will it stop ? Could it spread to other schools. The local RC school here in Carrickfergus is located in a "predominantly loyalist area" could this be the next "flashpoint" ? There must be hundreds of other School routes in NI which involve kids travelling through Loyalist or Nationalist areas and could travel to churches, workplaces, Shops, sports grounds, town centres etc become "contentious" as well ?