The county coroner says at least six people were killed in a shooting at a one-room Amish schoolhouse, where state police said earlier a gunman killed “a number” of people Monday in Pennsylvania’s bucolic Lancaster County.
I’m not sure what the answer is on how to stop all this. Do we start arming teachers…or students? Do we fingerprint everyone? Do we lock our kids in school for the day? Do we stop trying to shield our kids from every “evil” in the world so they no longer become the softest of the “soft targets”? Do we just ignore it and say, “These are isolated incidents. Look at all the schools that didn’t have violence today.”.
I don’t have an answer, but I’m getting a little tired of kids getting the brunt of society’s problems.
Maybe if everyone on all sides of “the aisle” acted as if everyone else wanted to stop this problem, and treated possible solutions, put forward by folks who wanted to help as just that…possible solutions put forward by folks that wanted to help, rather than attack them as “evil” or “stupid” or “Nazi” or “commie” or “fascist” or “racist”. Maybe then folks would get the idea that we all actually cared about solutions rather than just scoring “political” points to further our own agendas. Maybe we could really solve this problem.
But I guess I could say that for a lot of things…