5 thoughts on “School Zone

  1. Collateral damage says:

    In 2021 there were at least 144 incidents of gunfire on school grounds in the U.S., resulting in 28 deaths and 86 injuries nationally. https://everytownresearch.org/maps/gunfire-on-school-grounds/
    When it comes to how American children are exposed to gun violence, gunfire at schools is just the tip of the iceberg – every year, more than 3,000 children and teens are shot and killed and 15,000 more are shot and injured. An estimated 3 million children in the US are exposed to shootings per year.

  2. Thoughts and Prayers™️ says:

    “A 14-year-old girl was shot and killed by her 13 year old brother, who was making and selling guns, Georgia sheriff says” https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/02/us/kyra-scott-14-year-old-killed-brother/index.html
    “The use of ghost guns — self-assembled firearms that are often made with parts sold online and do not have serial numbers — has been on the rise in some major cities.
    According to a Justice Department news release in May, between 2016 and 2020, more than 23,000 un-serialized firearms were reported to have been recovered by law enforcement from potential crime scenes.”

    • p/s says:

      This week, Texas public schools plan to distribute DNA and fingerprint identification kits to guardians of students in kindergarten through middle school. The Child Identification Program, which became a law in 2021, requires the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to provide inkless in-home fingerprint and DNA identification cards to the guardians of children in the public school system in the state.
      After DNA is gathered, the parent or legal guardian is asked to hold onto the child identification cards for law enforcement use in cases of emergency including if they go missing or are suspected of being human trafficked.
      The program is entirely opt-in for parents and guardians, but experts warn of the message it sends to children, particularly in light of the Uvalde shooting on May 24, when 19 children were killed by an armed gunman and parents were asked to provide DNA samples to help identify the victims. https://www.vice.com/en/article/wxn7dq/after-uvalde-texas-public-schools-send-home-dna-kits-for-kids

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