Parents in Texas have taken to standing outside schools to protect their children
They feel it is the only way to keep them safe.
In the aftermath of the tragic Uvalde shooting at Robb Elementary School last week, parents in Texas have taken to standing outside of their children's school.
One Texas father, Ed Chelby, was recently photographed protecting the entrance to his child's school as he feels it is the only way to make sure they are safe.
During an interview with KWTX, Chelby said that he emailed the superintendent of Kileen Independent School District to ask if he could stand outside the elementary school, which his daughter attends.
His wife also works at the school as a nurse.
During the interview Chelby said he was in two minds as to whether or not he should let his daughter return to school;
"You don't know if you should send your kid to school.
You want them to get their education and their experience of the last days of school, but you want to protect them with everything you got."
Chelby, who has 11 years of experience with the U.S. Army in addition to having a security background went on to say that he wants the other parents to know that someone is watching out for their children.
Since the shooting last week in which 19 children and two teachers lost their lives, there has been much criticism of how long it took for the police to intervene.
As well as taking almost an hour to enter the school, police on the scene of the school shooting also prevented parents from storming the building themselves to save their children.
Now parents in Texas feel that if they want to keep their children safe they will have to do it themselves.