A San Diego online homeschool academy reported a surge Thursday in calls after the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.
Director of Rainbow Advanced Institute Dr. Jarom Ludpke said in addition to the recent interest, their enrollment has increased by over 100 percent in the past 5 years.
"On our normal day, we usually get about two to three calls a day," said Dr. Jarom Ludpke. "Now those calls have doubled, it's more like five to seven calls a day."
"Schools are a place where a monster can come to prey on children," said Julie Moore.
Moore, who lives in Spring Valley chose to homeschool all four of her kids. Her two younger children, Natalie and Nathan are now learning through RAI.
"You just drive up to a public school and the building is enormous. You just think anything can happen there," said Moore. "From our friends you just hear little incidences involving other kids that make you nervous about putting your kids in that type of environment.
"Public private schools offer the socialization without trying so hard," said Nory Behana.
Behana is a Lecturer in child and family development at San Diego State University. She said parents should think twice about homeschooling. Behana said a classroom environment provides key skills for life.
"Your socialization with peers is one of the best ways you figure out how you relate to the world," said Behana.
Source: Fox 5 San Diego