OMG! Mass murderer hits elementary school in CT.

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I've got 20+ years in public education. I've now been a high school counselor at a continuation school (alt ed is another name) for the last 8yrs. My take? Kids are no longer kids. Parents have aborted their responsibilties due to alcohol/drugs/poor choices in spouses etc. Kids go home to a broken, turbulent environment where no one cares and they are forced to grow up fast just to protect/provide for themselves. In this environment, there is no teaching of how to deal with stress/issues/choices etc. Its fight or flight and for many, they have no where to go, so its stay home and fight. In this chaos, they seek some way to "control" their environment in some fashion and that comes from heavy use of substances/alcohol/sex/violence. Now fast forward and you have a 20 something aged adult with no coping skills who gets layed off, foreclosed on, evicted, significant other leaves etc and they "go off". In this case, they go to where they have a chance for "ultimate" control with minimum chance of retaliation, that is, shooting up a school yard.

We also have a society where we believe everything needs to be "fair". No longer are sports teams for those that can make the "cut". You can't believe the number of parents we deal with who can't handle the issue that their kid is not skilled enough to make the team or get the "A" grade etc. The excuses are unbelieveable! Now take that same kid who has been taught since grade school that he is the "norm" and put him in the competitive workplace where performance counts and he looses. What does he do, he resorts to violence where he has control.

To lay blame, I believe liberalism is the true culprit. If you look at society over the last 40 yrs, our "free love/no commitment/you're not accountable for your actions" society has populated the earth with broken homes and single mothers trying to get by in a bad situation and the collateral damage is the children who grow up "damaged" due to the circumstances. A broad brushstroke I realize, and certainly there are many who have overcome these circumstances and have become contributing, productive members of society.

In the meantime, get your concealed carry permit as I'm doing (yes, I know I can't have it at or near school) and be prepared to protect yourself and your loved ones. "Mayberry", for those that remember, simply no longer exists.....
 

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Much will come out of this in reasons why but in my opinion its all comes down to Failed Parenting . It is way easier to let the ole Zenith teach kids right from wrong .
 

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...In the meantime, get your concealed carry permit as I'm doing (yes, I know I can't have it at or near school) and be prepared to protect yourself and your loved ones. "Mayberry", for those that remember, simply no longer exists.....

As an educator for 15 + years I agree with most of what you are saying, but I also think it is time for a voluntary armed teacher program. With training and qualifications that the city/towns police force has to go through.

As a carry permit holder, I would volunteer in a second.

A program like that could have saved some lives today.

Well, they balked at arming pilots in cockpits after 9/11, so maybe that is one answer.

Brings up a good point though, a psychopath knows that most CCPs do not allow people to carry on school property. So, where can the loser go and create the most carnage without fear of retaliation, a gun-free zone.

Having said that, no CCP holders took out the freak at the Batman movie in Aurora, CO, even though I'm sure it was legal to carry, and some probably did.
 

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Its some bull shit when a kid that young can't go to school and be safe sad there's so sick fucks out there so sad I have kids that age it really hits home about people like this and what can happen
 

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Elmarr- 5ackman I'm all for teacher to have a CCW at school with proper training. Lets bring the kids a safe place to be
 

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As an educator for 15 + years I agree with most of what you are saying, but I also think it is time for a voluntary armed teacher program. With training and qualifications that the city/towns police force has to go through.

As a carry permit holder, I would volunteer in a second.

A program like that could have saved some lives today.
As a parent iam sick ...by this news ...This country is turned upside down..My heart goes out to these familys involved
 

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Arming teachers is not the answer. You need one and only one very well trained armed security person at each school.
 
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