Posts Tagged ‘Schools’

Which Is Even More Depressing

January 29, 2018

Last Friday I said the most depressing thing I’d read that week was how school shootings in January are now being reported as being “the first of this year.”

I was promptly corrected that it was, in fact, the eleventh, which perplexed me for a moment until some quick research confirmed that it was indeed the eleventh firearm-on-a-campus incident to date, which, while alarming, most things on that list aren’t the sort of things I meant by the term “school shooting” (i.e., a gun is purposely discharged at a child/children at a school for children).

I’m not trying to split hairs here, that’s still a lot of guns going off for no good reason, and under other circumstances I might have something to say about that, but my research also informed me that the incident I was originally talking about was, in fact, theĀ third school shooting of the year (by my personal tally), and “merely” the first fatal school shooting of the year.

That Tells Me They Have Now OFFICIALLY Become Commonplace

January 26, 2018

The most depressing thing I read this week wasn’t about the school shooting, per se, but how it was reported as being “the first of this year.”

I Really DO Understand Though

January 19, 2017

While I understand and appreciate the need for my son’s school to do a background check on all adults that are going to be around theĀ children, it still feels strange to have to pass a background check to accompany my own child on a field trip.