The Sickness Of School Shootings
What’s wrong with this situation?
Last week the Goldendale Sentinel published a story about a student who threatened to shoot up the school. Local police looked into the matter and determined that it was not a credible threat. Students and parents were never notified.
That event really brings this national crisis close to home. Like so many things these days, this is not okay! It’s time we talk about what’s really going on here:
- There have been more school shootings this year, than any year since 1999. Let that sink in.
- This year there have been 65 people murdered or maimed in the 31 school shootings that seem to be spreading like a plague across the United States.
- Over 6 MILLION American children are medicated, and there are more kids on anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, and anti-anxiety medications than there are taking pills for ADHD.
- More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, combined.
In my mind, this issue about a BILLION times more important than COVID.
It seems surreal to think that thirty-one different children have pulled a gun out and starting shooting their classmates and teachers. What is going on in these kid’s head? What’s going on in their hearts? How can this be happening?
In this episode I will offer my personal speculation and explore some possible explanations.
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