April 9, 2014
Once again, tragedy has befallen this nation. This morning, in Pennsylvania, a sixteen year old boy ran down the halls of his school stabbing and slashing people at random with kitchen knives before being subdued by the principal and a police officer.
I wonder how many people heard this news and listened with half an ear; the idea being that they’ve heard so many of these stories so frequently that at this point, it’s like listening to white noise. As easy as it is to say that one should avoid doing that, in the same way that television can desensitize one to the horrors of violence in real life, so can tragedy after tragedy after tragedy. I live in Colorado, in Colorado Springs.
The most logical question is what are we going to do about this? Are we going to figure out what the problem is and take corrective measures to stop them? Is there anything that we can do or has it gone too far? I have my own views; I’m curious about other’s views.
I’m tired of this. I’m tired of our children being unsafe going to school. But keep them home and risk losing your children if you’re not able to home school them. Maybe it’s time to “School Pool” and see if that works. Why not? Instead of a parents going around picking up kids to take and drop off at school, they can have the kids come to their home and teach them from home. We’re in the digital age, people!! Use the technology. Skype is available. Google has it’s own rendition of Skype. I’m sure that other places do as well. That way, the kids are safe(r), accountability is there because all the parents know exactly where their children are and the children get an education. Yes, there would have to be background checks and whatnot but if one has done nothing wrong, they have nothing to worry about, right? Just a thought that popped into my head.
Our children are our future; that’s what we tell them; it’s what we tell each other but is it true? Do we stand a chance if we get a hold of our kids now and take proactive steps? Are we willing and ready to take drastic steps to make sure our children are safe and secure? I say we try it; what are we going to do? Save lives??!!
Let’s turn THIS:
Back into THIS: