Help Cameras Be My Voice - Cameras in the Classroom
  • Petitioned Terrence D. McCracken

This petition was delivered to:

Erie County Legislator District 8
Terrence D. McCracken
NYS Lancaster School Board
NYS Senator
Patrick M. Gallivan
NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo
Kathy Hochul
United States Senator
Charles E. Schumer
New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Help Cameras Be My Voice - Cameras in the Classroom

    1. Harry Steffens
    2. Petition by

      Harry Steffens

      unknown, NY

There is a lot of physical and mental abuse, but teachers or aides of special needs children that can’t speak for themselves do not believe, putting cameras in the classroom will help prevent this abuse.
Cameras would not only serve as protection for our children, they would also serve as protection for teachers and aides against false accusations and retaliation from within their own districts. Cameras would serve as a wonderful training tool as well. Something needs to change before more children are hurt. There is no excuse for our children to return home with injuries and a note that does not make sense.
My non-verbal son returned from school with 2 severely purple, black bruised ears and a few months after, he has been diagnosed with a seizure disorder. Since he is non-verbal, he has no voice that counts in the eye of the law. This needs to change! We need to protect our children and give them a voice.
By signing this petition, you are helping send a message to our officials. We are telling them that complacency and pointing fingers in other directions does nothing when there is a problem.
You do not need to live in our community to show your concern. We need everyone's support.

Thank you for taking the time to read.

Recent signatures


    1. Taking our Story to State Capital

      Harry Steffens
      Petition Organizer

      We're heading to our State Capital!! Our entire family was invited to meet our legislators. We have a wonderful opportunity to share our story and show how we need change in our classrooms. . Say an extra prayer that our voice will make a difference.

    2. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Joanna Torkelson PLYMOUTH, MN
      • over 1 year ago

      Chidren are all the same on the inside and each one needs to be protected. ESPECIALLY ones who cannot speak!

    • Janet Zaprzal LANCASTER, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      To protect the innocent

    • Nancy Szczudlik SLOAN, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      We have to protect these children.

    • Vicki Horvath GARDEN CITY, MI
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because all children deserve protection, at any cost!

    • kristina lambert MONROECITY, MO
      • almost 2 years ago

      I have to special needs boys and don't want to see them get hurt or any other child. by any school offical


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