In the wake of the tragic shootings at Santa Fe High School suggestions have been put forth in an effort to stop the insane violence at our schools.
One of the suggestions that has been mentioned several times is arming teachers to protect the students. Teachers aren't cops. They don't have the training to perform these duties. Training teachers to kill would be difficult at best. The majority of teachers don't possess the mindset to shoot people under any circumstance.
I come from a family of educators. They are not killers. They shouldn't be trained or mandated to become killers.
I also come from a military and police family. They entered this field on their own volition. They possess the training and the mindset.
I am tired of politicians wanting to arm educators. It would be like sending a teacher to a gun fight. How do you think that would work out?
You want to protect our students? Train people who want to do the job.
Run the school like an airport. Make it difficult to get into the secure area.
Have volunteer parent Watchdog programs in our schools
If you have a problem student make permanent expulsion legal in Texas again. Get rid of the trouble makers for good. Ban them from school property under threat of arrest.
As our children continue to be killed in what is supposed to be a safe environment, think about this.
The definition of insanity, is, doing the exact same fucking thing over and over again, expecting shit to change. Has the entire educational community gone insane? We need change and we need it fast.
We, the adult parents are in charge of the school districts, the state politicians and most importantly our children. Pay attention to the school board elections and hire enough experienced trained police officers to secure the campuses. One cop per campus is not enough. One cop per building, wing or area of learning is what we need.
Above all, love, listen and pay attention to your children.