In response to FortySixAndTwo's comment:
In response to miscricket's comment:
When I read stories like this it makes me glad my son is out of school..but fearful for the kind of world my baby niece is going to grow up in. I know a lot of public and private school teachers. I like and respect most of them...but I also wouldn't want to see most of them armed. The unintentional consequences of arming teachers are simply not worth the risk. Besides..it is not a viable solution anyhow. Otherwise..where do you stop? Do you arm Church vestries..and movie theatre ticket holders?
It's amazing how scary things have gotten. I was talking to my mother about this and she was saying that when we were growing up, school, other than being at home, was one place they didn't have to worry so much about us. They knew we'd be safe. Now...not so much.
Funny..you day that. My childhood was definitely a simpler time...lol. There are a dozen reasons that things are the way they are now..but sometimes I really do wish common sense would rule the day. For all the advances we've made it seems like we still have so far to go in other ways.
I am actually fully prepared to pay the tuition for my little neice to go to a private school..but even that is no guarantee. I went to a small Catholic school where students were routinely physically beaten by one of the nuns. I certainly didn't feel safe in her class.
I think overall schools in this country are safe. Although when am on visits to certain inner city schools..I have my doubts.
There really are no easy quick answers..that's for sure.