After every mass shooting, which seems to be a monthly occurrence recently, the topic of gun control becomes front and center. Some people claim it’s “insensitive” to talk about gun control after a tragedy, while others believe it’s actually the exact time to discuss it.
Regardless of your stance on control, we all have one thing in common: we want our kids to be safe at school. No child (or parent for that matter) should have to worry about being attacked while in class.
Adding protection to schools has been a conversation since the Columbine tragedy. The University of Maryland purchased 200 bulletproof whiteboards as an extra level protection after the Sandy Hook killings.
Since January 1st to November 5th, there have been 307 mass shootings in the United States. That averages to 7 mass shootings per week. A mass shooting is classified as any incident that sees four or more people shot or killed in the same general time and location. The five deadliest shootings in the United States have occurred in the past 10 years.
One school in Florida has decided they’ve got to do something to protect their students, but it’s got people talking about priorities.