Edward Mooney says it's crucial that schools make psychological help available to teachers after tragedies and that the community offers support.
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This video focuses on a school math teacher that put his life on the line and was killed by a 13 year old student. The newscaster interviews the mayor over the phone and asks for his insights on the issue. He ultimately emphasizes the idea that the behavior starts at home. Parents are more cognizant of what is going on at home and they are aware of any issues that occur. He highlights the idea that our society needs to focus on better parenting in order to prevent these issues. I hadn't really thought about this before watching the video. I agree that the parents should know what is going on in their child's life but I don't always think it's etremely easy to detect individuals with mental health issues. Sometimes these indivudals are very good at hiding how they truly feel on the inside. He then details the event and says that unfortunately, it's hard to stop something like school shootings. People can easily get through the net and it's extremely hard to know when this will occur. I agree with the mayor that these events are truly hard to predict. However, I believe that there should be some security avilable in order to attempt to prevent such events. What really stuck out to me was that the teacher that was killed fought in Afghanistan. He can make it out of Afghanistan alive but he can't make it out of a school alive? This is extremely eye opening. It's clear that school shootings have become a prevalent issue in society and we need to focus on specific ways to prevent these issues from occurring more often than they already are. We need to work hard to decrease these incidents from happening. Schools are a place where teachers teach and students learn. They shouldn't become a place where students and teachers are killed due to invaders or mentally unstable students. Every single time I read or hear about a school shooting, I think about my future as a teacher. I will continue to research this topic in order to hopefully improve school security in the future. We can't ignore these issues, they need to be solved immediately; it's innocent peoples lives that we are trying to save.