Yesterday, the last wounded victim of the Parkland school shooting left the hospital
to go home. He has been lauded as a hero for using his body to block a door, likely saving many of his classmates' lives, and inccuring 5 bullet wounds in the process. He is an immigrant from Venezuela.
Back in Dec 2012, the Sandy Hook school shooting horrified a nation. Twenty children and six school employees were killed. Of those staffers killed, some were protecting the children and lost their own lives doing so.
In between these events, as well as since the Parkland shoot, there have been discussions about how to protect the children in our schools. Various ideas, such as clear backpacks, armed guards, metal detectors, and even arming teachers and staff have been tossed around. All but the first idea would cost money - in some cases a substantial amount. We want our teachers to teach our kids the basics, not teach them controversal topics, and protect them with their lives. What we apparently don't
want to do is pay them a living wage.