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    Default 10 dead (so far) in Texas school shooting

    There have been posts about incidents like this before, all very sad. Will the White House occupant once again recommend arming teachers as the solution, I wonder?

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    Or perhaps Trump figures that school is nearly out for the year, and so why not let this pass, and people will forget about it, shrug it off as just of those things that happen, and move on to enjoy their pleasant summer in the sun?

    Ten children in high school won't see this summer or the sun, all because one student in their school got hold of his father's guns.
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    ((((((Hugs to All)))))) ~

    agate ~

    DT uttered a few lame, insincere, teleprompter-read sentences after this shooting. He does not care. He does not care about anything or anyone.

    This is a man, who was told repeatedly, "Don't look directly at the sun without your glasses on" during the eclipse. So, naturally, he looked directly at the sun without his glasses on.

    I expect nothing from him, so I'm never disappointed.

    Our elected officials in Congress also don't care. So, this will just be another school shooting with 10 dead and 10 injured, and "thoughts and prayers," and "it's not the time to talk about gun reform." Until the next school shooting, when we do this all over again.

    The shooter is a boy, 17, who used his dad's shotgun and revolver to murder his classmates and teacher. It was 90 degrees, and he was wearing a long trench coat and carrying a duffel bag. Some students observed that this boy had felt bullied and ostracized (common theme).

    The school shooters are children! They are just young boys, who are falling apart inside, and no one in their family or within the school system is helping them.

    While we are talking about gun reform, let's also discuss helping our troubled youth. Let's do something to help these lost boys find themselves, so they stop murdering their classmates and teachers. Let's make this a discussion at every PTA meeting. Let's counsel parents on how to communicate with their children and recognize signs of distress and depression. Let's counsel teachers on how to recognize behavior issues and bullying. Let's make bullying a topic of discussion in classrooms. Let's focus on inclusion, acceptance, tolerance, kindness, compassion.

    Let's get our kids off of their phones and other devices, and make them talk to us, to each other, face to face.

    I think we, as a society, are ignoring the obvious core issue in school shootings, which is preventing them by helping the boys, who are likely to commit them.

    It takes a village, and we are failing our children, if we don't come together and help the boys, who are so desperate that they kill their peers.

    And we cannot become inured to these school shootings, because we are used to them. We have to pay closer attention for just that reason.



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    Rose
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