Dear Straight Talk: To combat school shootings, our school district is considering arming teachers who undergo extensive training. All this is making my daughter , 17, even more nervous about school shootings — while my son, 15, asked if he could take gun training. I really don’t know how to respond to them, nor the best overall direction. Some teachers I had in high school I wouldn’t want anywhere near a gun. — John in Pennsylvania
Moriah, 17, Rutland, Vt.: When adults fight violence with more violence it spells “no solution.” That’s what’s frightening. Why are we not connecting with mentally unstable people and learning their triggers? Why aren’t we fostering human connections to prevent people from feeling unconnected? Let’s make life an improvement project, not a scary video game.
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