This is an incredibly unfortunate event, but it does not warrant any of these school officials losing their jobs. Rather than bully the security guard in the school or blame the overworked teacher’s aides, let’s consider whether these people were ever provided with the tools they needed to complete their jobs successfully in the first place. Let’s consider that the school building in which this special education school exists also houses two additional city schools. The building has multiple exits. Why is the building only allotted one security guard in the lobby of a building with multiple exits? How on earth could this guard monitor everything at once? Furthermore, if the school building houses general education and special education students, how can each adult in the school distinguish between what student is special needs and what student is general ed? For that matter, the school aides/teacher are outnumbered by special education students who each require their own special attention. When some of the students were behaving disruptively and distracting the adults on hand, were they still not doing their jobs by trying to contain the crowd with the resources they had on hand? I understand that this mother is extremely distressed, but her demands are unreasonable. Her son has run away several times (according to news reports), yet she believes its enough to simply write this on an individual survey given out by an individual teacher? This mother should have made the entire school administration know that her son is not only special ed but often runs away from home. I do not think that this school environment was adequate for Avonte. Once Avonte began running away from home, his mother should have ensured that he was in a school that had fortified egresses, even if that school was in another location. It’s nice to have her son go to a convenient local school, but it simply wasn’t suited for his needs. Remember, Avonte was receiving a free public education. Avonte’s mother was not paying to have this school provide any extra security outside of the security allotted to the other students. I hope this mother can one day come to terms with this tragedy, but I think grief is breeding unreasonable expectations in this circumstance. And, as is the fashion, those in charge of the school system will look for someone to blame as a result.