This is the most hilarious thing I have ever heard. Are you asking for people to come there? What about the other schools and other kids? How do we know a distraught person or parent does not come in and yelling starts and you could have PTSD and it could trigger you and something bad happens for no reason? Have you thought of the fear you are putting in these kids psychologically down the road from now, like if your plan fails and they have to move up in grades to a different school and they have no Mr. Skok there? Bad things happen in our world and it is very very unfortunate and yes we need to protect our kids and make them feel safe, but this is defiantly not the way. Our kids school have lock down drills and discuss it on numerous levels and they have locked doors with buzzards, but let us be honest a gun can get through anything and especially a person, but can that person make it worse or add to the crime instead of helping? As for the background check, I was going to post that last week, that is funny because it is public knowledge and if it was thrown out or not correct, WHY is it still on your record than? Also as for the 18yr thing I can remember a few years back, which according to your time lines of the military, having heard you were out at the bars every weekend and I no they do not have a military base where you would have been stationed in Youngstown...Just Saying before you think to go in the paper looking like a hero have all your facts straight because people will call you on everything! Sorry, but there is nothing more agitating then someone pretending to be someone they are not and other people falling for it because they just do not no!
February 4, 2013 at 10:18 a.m.
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My kids went to Watson and it has always been known for the best elementary school in Austintown, but I have to say now I am glad my children are not there. Who in their right mind would allow Mr. Skok to walk the halls and let this be someone our kids look up to and feel protected? And even if you do not know of him, let us just look at the evidence...I am by no means good at writing or some smart or logical person that can argue a debate, but I do know a little military! How can anyone of you begin to defend something you do not know about and how can anyone say that a uniform is not the point? I would not go put on a cop uniform and pretend to be someone. That is an insult to every man and woman that served for us. You have no idea what these people go through and their families, I do not care if you do not know the military, use your sense! To the Gunny, you definitely know your stuff and to whom I know very well and who is very high up in the military and has more years than anyone has quoted on here...she says Good Job. I no after going through deployments myself that you do have time to go on here especially for something you feel so strong about and something so wrong being done; you are doing your job as a Marine and Thank You for serving our country. If people had any idea about the military, you would know the technology that these guys are lucky to have at times! I see the people that mention the uniforms have no idea what they are talking about and honestly when I asked all my military buddies(as it was said) Is that Skok should be reported, especially because you do not even know how to wear them, or did you forget? This is an embarrassment to you and the school. Now if you are truly just doing this out of the kindness of your heart and the kids....Why all of this and why the uniform? I do not know about anyone else, but who would feel safe with a supposed Marine (who I heard was just a cook and that can explain why after 18yrs you were just a sergeant and I would love to hear what really happened) to be protecting my child with a hurt back, which mind you has to go home at lunch sometimes to lay down (which if your there all day who is protecting while you nap?) and walkie talkies?