(Closed) It's NEVER going to be OVER, is it?!? Another shooting…

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m a teacher too. I hadn’t yet heard about this shooting. It’s terrifying, disheartening, saddening, maddening, shameful, and I could go on.  

 

There are so.many.things that need to be addressed in our society!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@alotlikelove:  My stomach gets in knots every time I see something like this. And it seems to be every month now.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Another teacher here. I didn’t hear about this one until your post. I have no words, except to say that the teacher and campus supervisor are true heroes. What bravery and selflessness. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

i heard of this on my way home from school today, and as a teacher that teaches in a title one school, where you can walk into the school from may different ways, there are no teacher IDS or staff IDS, its really scary.  Yesterday at our monthly meeting we just talked about practicing a lock down this year.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

No, it’s not going to end. There are too many things blocking the way to prevent events like this from happening. Unfortunately with the ways the laws in the States are set up, if anything we’ll see these kinds of tragedies happening more and more often, I’m afraid.

At least no one died. I wish these people could just get the help they need.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I feel like there are many reasons this won’t stop and can only get worse.  One being gun laws (i’m not looking for a debate just stating my opinion – I do know this doesn’t happen up here and I don’t know anyone who carries a gun around) and another being the media coverage on the tragedies.  

How many troubled people/kids would think to do this if it wasn’t plastered all over the news and papers everytime it happened.  There’s too much coverage on the messed up people who commit these crimes and not enough on the victims.  People with issues look up to people who do these things. The murderers end up with celebrity status, the way that they’re publicized.  Everyone remembers the shooters’ names.  Most people can’t recall a victim.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Please understand that the reason these shooting seem more common is that we live in a media saturated age. 10 years ago you would never have heard of this shooting.

violence of all types, including gun violence, is WAY down over the last few decades. We are becoming less and less violent of a society all the time.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@alotlikelove:  You are absolutely right. We *need* to do drills. We haven’t had a faculty conference yet in response to the shooting(s), nor have we ever had a drill re: intruder.  

I don’t want to scare the children, but it is important that we (and they) get training on what to do in this kind of an instance. I always worry about twosomes going to the bathroom together, running an errand for the teacher. I don’t know that they’d be savvy enough to go into the nearest classroom were they in the hallway when something like this were to happen. I feel that they’d probably just be scared stiff.

 

We *have to* do drills. We have to talk about this stuff. We have to have to have to.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m a teacher and I’m still traumatized from the shooting earlier this December. It was a very scary and troubling time for me at school after that happened. I am still planning on taking measures to safeguard my classroom and the area around me a little more. I did not hear about this shooting, but I’m not surprised of course… Very maddening. 

My school is totally not safe. Anyone can enter from anywhere, the security guards are not actually guarding anything, and it’s a totally open outdoor campus. The playground is right next to the parking lot, which is the front of the school!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I read about that earlier today.

I just started my full-time student teaching, and on my first day in the classroom, I checked the coat closet to see that it would be big enough for the entire class to hide in case of a shooter.

And every classroom at my school has signs outside the door that say “we’re here,” “we’re in the auditorium,” “we’re in the library,” etc. Those signs pinpointing the students’ exact location at any given time of the day make me cringe, because I think of how pretending not to be there saved some children’s lives at Sandy Hook.

It’s a sad time to be a teacher.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@lia22: This is what gets me. I have friends even as far north as Michigan who are constantly asking me why ‘this kind of shit’ doesn’t happen up here. Simple. The general public doesn’t have guns.

I had a friend straigh-up ask me how I ‘live with the fear of not having anything to defend myself if someone were to rob me or try to enter my home and assualt me’. I just told her my solace was that pretty much anyone who’d try to rob or rape me in my own house isn’t gonna have a gun either, and I have a lot of nice chef’s knives. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’m a teacher too and just heard about this!

I teach high school and our school has been practicing lockdowns since 1999 when Colombine happened (way before I was even teaching).  I don’t think though this will necessarily stop another tragedy from happening.

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