School Safety Starts with Community. Which makes me very afraid for my son's middle school. The Whitford community is everything you remember public school community to be like from high school- from the students right up to the PTO. Cliqueish and into all of the division that brings.
There is a way out. Inclusion. Instead of calling that strange kid of the opposite sex gay, ask them out on a date. Instead of ostracizing that kid in the Alternative Learning classroom, get to know them.
You might be surprised. And maybe because of it, your own kids will have a better time when they get to middle school.
We might even have fewer school shootings.