A serial killer call and “Grand Theft Auto” in the Lafayette lineup
I am still working to get more information about a safety training that was organized for teachers in the Lafayette Parish school system today for their continuing education.
From what I have been told so far, the presenter was Phil Chalmers, who states on his website that he is next, “Criminal profiler – Real estate trainer – Law enforcement trainer “. Chalmers is a renowned speaker across the country for helping people learn the warning signs of possible teen violence.
What I was told about today’s presentation is that a link was sent to teachers to watch this presentation which had several issues with audio and video for the first thirty to forty-five minutes. So, was the man on stage at the Heymann Center, and how many professors were in the audience? If there were very few teachers in the audience, why did we pay to bring this guy down? Wasn’t there an alternative to having him speak in person using technology? Did we also pay to rent the Heymann Center? And if so, why ?
Are there other more important questions? If you are familiar with the game “Grand Theft Auto” you know that as a character you can do a wide range of graphical things. What Chalmers showed today is that he would play the game, find a prostitute, pay her for oral sex, beat her, then set her on fire with gasoline. This is a standard part of the game. Although there was a “graphics material” warning before it was shown to teachers, should it be shown, this is what a teacher told me. demand ? More than one teacher asks this question.
One of the teachers I spoke with said he didn’t feel like he was receiving professional development information and didn’t learn any warning signs teens might show. before committing an act of violence.
Another area of today’s on-the-job presentation was why Chalmers interviewed a serial killer about his crimes? A teacher said the person was incarcerated and spoke about the number of people he had killed.
Once again, I do not have a statement from the Lafayette parish school board, but I am told that there will be one in the morning.
Every person I know wants to keep kids safe, and I’ve seen Phil Chalmers on national shows, but I wonder why the game had to air? A teacher said that videos of the filming at the school were also released and this teacher said he did not need to see the video to understand. The point is that some school shooters shoot through the glass to reach the victims.
Phil Chalmers’ website offers virtual training for $ 49 per person.
There is no doubt that we live in a dangerous world. I don’t know what is right or wrong in this situation, but I present to you the questions that were put to me.