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When Will Kids Stop Killing Kids?
Another shooting at a public school on Thursday, May 20- this time in
Georgia, exactly 100 days after the Columbine, Littleton, Colorado massacre.
**Enlightened psychologists who haven't been in a school since puberty will look scholarly on
morning talk shows.
**Senators and representatives, both Democrat and Republican, will debate the issue, form several
committees, spend a billion dollars, and act as though they really care
**The media will converge on the small town just 30 miles east of Atlanta. Katie Couric will have
tears in her eyes, again.
**Bill Clinton, ole compassionate Bill, will send forth a statement from the
White House saying how
"appalled" everyone should be.
**Since it is close to election, Al Gore, taking Bill's place, will make the
10-second sound-bite. He
might even pound on the podium. He will show how compassionate he is.
**Nightly specials entitled "When Will Kids Stop Killing Kids?"
THE ULTIMATE ANSWER
Too many kids see killing other kids as a way to make their lives have some meaning, and the adult world is playing right into the trap by making each event the most tragic ever.
As a teacher in a public school, I can count the number of kids capable of committing these callous
killings. The media has made a big deal about why no one does anything until it is too late. Most
teachers know who these students are, but they are powerless. Nothing really can be done
EH (emotionally handicapped student) until it is too late. He has rights. He has advocates. He has
the law on his side. What do the rest of us have? FEAR
It can happen anywhere, any day, any time.
Our society has encouraged the slaughter of millions by abortion, has encouraged the destruction of
the family by a divorce-on-demand court system, and has accepted glorified violence as part of life
in our entertainment world. The worst acts of violence may be that our children
might have already
turned the corner to killing without remorse, a la 451.
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