Safer Schools, NOW!

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"Meanwhile, we continue to watch CNN or Fox to see the "breaking news" when yet another school is used as target practice. Then will come the usually gun control petitions and suggestions on how to harden our schools. Then when nothing happens, we just wait for the next one, and then the next one, and then the next one."

A week from now, will be the one month anniversary. Anniversary from what, you might ask? From the Parkland School shootings if Florida. Okay, so how are we doing in making our students safer in the time since the shootings? I am listening....tick, tock, tick, tock. You guessed it - nada. Our kids are just as exposed as they were since before Parkland, New Town, or even Columbine.
This morning in the newspaper, was an article about what our Governor wants to do to make our schools safer in Minnesota. Focus on mental health, try and identify kids who have been kicked out of school, and then - hold their hands. Oh yes, then maybe bolster school security - and?
Not to pick on our Governor, but this is the playbook. "Let's get something done. Here are some suggestions." Then there is tons of talk, and - very little action. Meanwhile, the next school shooting is probably already being planned. Really? Like what?
In Ohio for example, a young boy committed suicide in a rest room at Jackson Middle School. A disturbed young man, he had been planning a mass murder attack instead of taking his own life. This was only days after the Parkland shootings. And could this 13 year old kid have pulled this off? In a New York minute. It is only by providence, the body count was only one - his own.
Not to quote a "B" rated movie folks, but here we are, with "Eyes wide shut". Just waiting for the next news maker. Will it happen again? Count on it. Would medal detectors, single point of entry, armed security officers, and teachers who carry make a difference? Maybe not a 100% chance, but close.
To our elected officials. For our kids safely - GET OFF YOUR ASS! Harden these most soft targets now! If not, our seed corn will be slaughtered only due to the cancer that Hollywood and video games have visited upon our young folks.
Meanwhile, we continue to watch CNN or Fox to see the "breaking news" when yet another school is used as target practice. Then will come the usually gun control petitions and suggestions on how to harden our schools. Then when nothing happens, we just wait for the next one, and then the next one, and then the next one.