Once again, I turned on the television to catch up on the latest news and was sadly greeted with video of yet another mass shooting. Immediately, I write up my talking points as I speak regularly on the topic and get calls from various news stations when these tragedies hit our local schools.
I am happy to help educate the public on what the mentality of these shooters looks like—it rarely changes—what the aftermath will entail and what the victims and families will now have to endure mentally for the rest of their lives. Although I like what I do for a living, honestly, I am tired and angry and ready for parents, politicians and our overprescribing mental health professionals to listen up and take action.
They are at fault and I won’t ever shy away from boldly proclaiming that at the top of my lungs.
When I was growing up, I remember grabbing a hot breakfast from my mom, hopping on the bus and walking into school without a care in the world. My friends greeted me, we ran and played tag on the playground, drank from the drinking fountain and except for the occasional school yard bully, we didn’t have a lot to worry about at school. Certainly not guns and never dying on campus at the hand of another student.
Now we have bullies in every grade level, social media hate groups targeting the weak and empowering the sociopaths, and neglectful parents who would rather turn a blind eye to issues that should have been addressed with their adolescent long ago.
Because of this culture shift and parental neglect, we have breaking news reports on a sociopath gone wild, dead teenagers in school hallways and a soon to be new reality of our schools turning into what will resemble prison yards, instead of school yards.
So, is it time for monthly lock down drills, mandatory metal detectors, armed police officers, bullet proof backpacks and closed circuit TVs at every school?!?
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