10 February 2010

Now the Teachers are Shooting

The toll from a Knoxville elementary school is only two people wounded -- a principal and her assistant -- and the suspect, a fourth-grade teacher, is in custody, but the story planted a terrible thought in my mind. We've had children shooting their classmates and teachers in schools, and in this case we have a teacher shooting administrators. Isn't it just a matter of time before we hear of a school where a teacher or principal starts shooting the students? Would that change anyone's mind about guns? Or would someone say that now we'll finally have discipline in classrooms? I'm just asking....

1 comment:

hobbyfan said...

I just read the AP article. I see that Foster was going to be let go at the end of the school year anyway. That says to me that he may have caught wind of his pending dismissal, got off his meds, and just went off. Now, I'd gather they'll send him off to the nearest hospital, and the school board will fire him outright, a little sooner than they would've liked.

You want to see people with mental illness succeed in gainful employment, but there are always going to be "roadblocks", real or imagined, that get in the way.