My son’s school is on lock down. Why, you ask? Because children aren’t taught morals anymore. It’s because their parents are too busy to teach them love or to care for them properly. Tomorrow is the anniversary for the Sandy Hook shooting. In honor of that, one of our local schools is currently surrounded by police because there is a shooter inside.
Not only is this a tragedy, it’s highly frustrating. Guns are not the problem. It’s how these children are being raised. That’s the problem. I remember when the only emergency drills that I had to have with my son were for tornadoes and earthquakes.
Now, I have to have “shooting” drills in my home. Really? How sad is it that we as parents must act out a school shooting, so that our children can be prepared for such an event? I’ve had that drill with my son, twice. We went over everything from what a gun sounds like, to where to hide and what to do in order to escape. Imagine that. The point that we as parents even have to do that is completely absurd and heartbreaking.
So as my son’s school sits in lock down, I hope that people will start paying more attention to their children. If they have issues, help them. Don’t just think that since they’re a ‘kid’ that they can’t have real problems. They can. If you don’t believe me, then turn on the news right now.
We as parents need to help these kids. There is no excuse for such behavior. It is our responsibility to teach them right from wrong. It is our responsibility to teach them and show them love for their fellow man. This is a lost generation, and it will require the work of each one of us to change it.