Monday, December 17, 2012

Newtown

Its been a rough weekend.

I grew up in Newtown.  I live a few miles a way in the neighboring town.  I used to mow the grass at Sandy Hook Elementary school.  I know many of the people involved.

But... its not about me.

I hope we can remember how hard it is to be a teacher or para next time there is a fight about unions and benefits.  We need to think long and hard about why teachers go through this training as do movie theaters personnel, hospitals, and malls.

Lets hope changes are made.  Above all, lets get the guns out of the homes.  The problem isn't that Sandy Hook needed a security guard.  The problem is there was an arsenal in Lanza's home.