School safety needs wider attention
April 6, 2023
My mom would be horrified by the rash of violence in our schools today. The most recent tragedy at Covenant School in Nashville where three students and three adults were shot to death is devastating. It was unimaginable 40 years ago.
Mom was an elementary school secretary for 20 years. She wanted us — her four children — to become teachers. A key reason was schools were safe places for kids, teachers and staff — places where students learned the fundamental skills required in life.
Little did our parents know that schools today are fraught with danger. They would not have understood...