My partner teaches the lost, the alone and angry. My child goes to a primary school. I used to work in the front office of a school. I was trained for that day when the school would go into lockdown, and children and adults would have to seek whatever shelter they could.
Is this the sort of society we want to live in? Where students, teachers and staff are taken through emergency procedures like this?
I’m fortunate, I live in Australia. We have gun control, but we still prepare for the worst. But I can’t imagine what it’s like to live in a society where the lives of innocent children have been shed time after time, and no one does anything.
It’s a time for mourning yes, and I’m no stranger to grief, but I’ve found that in my mourning, my resolve for change is at it’s greatest. There is power in grief to make the changes needed. Use the grief to make a lasting difference America. Save your own children.
A brave and frank American speaks out here, via My Terrible Truth
Will you join her?