I can understand the students' outrage after the recent school shootings.
I join everyone that wants the federal, state, county and city governments to do everything possible to assure our children’s safety.
After the Florida school shooting the children are protesting and demanding changes be made. That’s important, and some changes need to be made.
But there are things that students can do besides protesting.
Many students with mental problems are responsible for a large percentage of the school shootings.
The kids in school, neighbors and even relatives of these killers usually admit that there were red flags that could have been reported to the proper authorities. Things like “he was a loner,” “he didn’t fit in with any group,” “acted strange,” “bragged about planning to kill,” “was seen killing animals,” “had a terrible temper,” “said things about revenge,” etc.
Why not form safety squads of students in every grade, in every school in every city to monitor and report signs of typical questionable behavior?
Students could go to the squad to report things without worrying about teacher involvement and being tagged as a rat. The squad would report it to the proper authorities.