Tuesday, April 25, 2006

And What About Next Time?

Three plots to carry out Columbine-style massacres have been thwarted in the last few days:

1. Five high school students arrested in
Riverton, Kansas.

2. Six middle schoolers near
Fairbanks, Alaska.

3. A 16-year-old high school student in Puyallup, Washington, who allegedly wanted "to finally go out in a blaze of hatred and fury,"
was arrested just the other day.

Without a doubt the uncovering of these alleged plots has saved lives. But what about next time? Having safe schools should be a national priority.

No child should ever go to school in fear of his or her personal safety.
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