Monday, October 21, 2013
TEACHERS SHOW MORE BRAVERY THAN LEGISLATORS
met Michael Landsberry, the math teacher who died protecting Sparks Middle
School students today, but I know
He was a former Marine and National Guardsman,
but he acted like a teacher.
I taught in the Washoe County School
District, a few miles from the school where Michael Landsberry died, but proximity isn't the point. I felt this same rage, sadness and empathy
when teachers died in Sandy Hook.
Don’t tell me Landsberry was in education for extra days
off. A teacher who faces the muzzle of a
gun, arms spread to protect the children at his back, is not thinking of summer
me we should arm teachers. Teachers protect kids ; we don’t shoot them. Witnesses
say Landsberry died as he tried to coax the armed student to talk, not shoot.
me this is about mental illness, not guns.
I don’t know what drove that child to bring a gun to school.
I do know an
armed teacher or any other “good guy with a gun” would hesitate before shooting
down a middle schooler.
Teachers listen, connect and yes,
How many more children have to die before
legislators do the same?
Labels: gun control, Michael Landsberry, Nevada, school shooting, Sparks, Sparks Middle School
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Terri Farley @ 4:49 PM