Gun Violence in Schools: Is It Not a Gun Problem But a Cultural One? by Renee Herren
“This post wasn’t about gun control. This is me, loving the crap out of people and wanting the best for them.”
Kelly Guthrie Raley, a 20-year veteran teacher, shared her thoughts on the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on her Facebook page. Since her initial posting, her response has been shared more than 700,000 times and counting.
Raley shared that she believes the lack of mental health care, lack of discipline in the home, lack of parental support, lack of support for teachers, and lack of moral values are at fault for the increase of school violence in recent years. She also said that video game violence and reality TV play a part and have helped to create a culture in which compassion is gone and the “permanency of death” is not understood by young people.
What do you think? Are Raley's views too extreme? Or do you agree that nothing will change for the better until we take ownership of all that is lacking in our government, schools and in our own homes?
Read Kelly Guthrie Raley's full post about the Florida school shooting and share your opinion below.