Chesapeake mom wants to raise money to help tighten security at schools

Posted at 1:08 PM, Mar 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-07 17:48:17-05

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Parent Becky Amos-Mohrhusen told News 3's Aleah Hordges that she wants to see immediate changes in security at nearly 50 public schools in the district.

She asked the Chesapeake School board if the community can crowdfund to help on February 26.

Amos-Mohrhusen said she isn't waiting on school officials to take swift action to avoid another mass shooting. "We drop our kids off everyday and we can't help, but go through our minds as they're walking away 'God I hope this isn't the last time I'm going to see them.'"

The idea has gained wide-spread attention across social media.

"Everyday every hour I get messages from new parents saying just tell me where and when I can help," Amos-Mohrhusen continued. "They want to help."

She asked officials to create a donation account for each school to handle their specific needs.

Amos-Mohrhusen added, "I'm going to challenge every business in Chesapeake to give our kids $25 per employee that they have."

The Chesapeake mother also asked for another account for donations to go towards the school district's general fund.

"People can donate to all the schools together so we make sure that we're taking care of all of the kid's safety not just in specific schools," mentioned Amos-Mohrhusen.

She feels the community will hold school officials accountable once donations start rolling in and hope they'll spend the money wisely on more security.

"I trust that they will do the research and buy the appropriate things at each school," Amos-Mohrhusen said.

The mom hopes other parents across Hampton Roads will take action too.

Amos-Mohrhusen stated, "I want to take some responsibility in help here and I think we can inspire some others to do the same."