Uvalde


Yesterday afternoon, the news show I was watching was interrupted by another news cast to break the news about a shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

Where?

I’ve been to San Antonio a number of times but had never heard of this community. I sure have now.

At the time of the break-in, it was reported that there had been 2 students killed as a result of the attack at the school. Knowing that Stephen Hurley and I would be chatting about things education this morning, I added that to our document.

The number kept changing through the evening and when we went live this morning, it had risen to 19 students and 1 teacher dead with the shooter’s grandmother being shot. The shooter was also killed.

As I write this after the school, it’s now reported that the number of teachers killed has risen to 2.

Victims in Texas school shooting all died in single classroom, authorities say

I’ll admit that I was tremendously affected emotionally by this and struggled to keep myself together on the show talking about it.

The reported response could be predicted.

  • thoughts and prayers
  • guns don’t kill people; people kill people
  • gun control won’t stop this
  • we need to do something about this
  • we need to arm teachers
  • and on and on and on and on…

I really wrestle with this. On the one hand, there is this whole debate about protecting the life of a fetus and, on the other hand, we have incidents like the above or Buffalo last week.

Or

  • Thurston High School.
  • Columbine High School.
  • Heritage High School.
  • Deming Middle School.
  • Fort Gibson Middle School.
  • Buell Elementary School.
  • Lake Worth Middle School.
  • University of Arkansas.
  • Junipero Serra High School.
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  • Bishop Neumann High School.
  • Pacific Lutheran University.
  • Granite Hills High School.
  • Lew Wallace High School.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. High School.
  • Appalachian School of Law.
  • Washington High School.
  • Conception Abbey.
  • Benjamin Tasker Middle School.
  • University of Arizona.
  • Lincoln High School.
  • John McDonogh High School.
  • Red Lion Area Junior High School.
  • Case Western Reserve University.
  • Rocori High School.
  • Ballou High School.
  • Randallstown High School.
  • Bowen High School.
  • Red Lake Senior High School.
  • Harlan Community Academy High School.
  • Campbell County High School.
  • Milwee Middle School.
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  • Pine Middle School.
  • Essex Elementary School.
  • Duquesne University.
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  • Weston High School.
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  • Henry Foss High School.
  • Compton Centennial High School.
  • Virginia Tech.
  • Success Tech Academy.
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  • Hamilton High School.
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  • E.O. Green Junior High School.
  • Northern Illinois University.
  • Lakota Middle School.
  • Knoxville Central High School.
  • Willoughby South High School.
  • Henry Ford High School.
  • University of Central Arkansas.
  • Dillard High School.
  • Dunbar High School.
  • Hampton University.
  • Harvard College.
  • Larose-Cut Off Middle School.
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  • Skyline College.
  • Discovery Middle School.
  • University of Alabama.
  • DeKalb School.
  • Deer Creek Middle School.
  • Ohio State University.
  • Mumford High School.
  • University of Texas.
  • Kelly Elementary School.
  • Marinette High School.
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  • Oikos University.
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  • Normal Community High School.
  • University of South Alabama.
  • Banner Academy South.
  • University of Southern California.
  • Sandy Hook Elementary School.
  • Apostolic Revival Center Christian School.
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  • Stevens Institute of Business and Arts.
  • Hazard Community and Technical College.
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  • Lone Star College-North.
  • Cesar Chavez High School.
  • Price Middle School.
  • University of Central Florida.
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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Ossie Ware Mitchell Middle School.
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  • Edison High School.
  • Liberty Technology Magnet High School.
  • Hillhouse High School.
  • Berrendo Middle School.
  • Purdue University.
  • South Carolina State University.
  • Los Angeles Valley College.
  • Charles F. Brush High School.
  • University of Southern California.
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  • Academy of Knowledge Preschool.
  • Benjamin Banneker High School.
  • D. H. Conley High School.
  • East English Village Preparatory Academy.
  • Paine College.
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  • John F. Kennedy High School.
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  • Reynolds High School.
  • Indiana State University.
  • Albemarle High School.
  • Fern Creek Traditional High School.
  • Langston Hughes High School.
  • Marysville Pilchuck High School.
  • Florida State University.
  • Miami Carol City High School.
  • Rogers State University.
  • Rosemary Anderson High School.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran High School.
  • Frederick High School.
  • Tenaya Middle School.
  • Bethune-Cookman University.
  • Pershing Elementary School.
  • Wayne Community College.
  • J.B. Martin Middle School.
  • Southwestern Classical Academy.
  • Savannah State University.
  • Harrisburg High School.
  • Umpqua Community College.
  • Northern Arizona University.
  • Texas Southern University.
  • Tennessee State University.
  • Winston-Salem State University.
  • Mojave High School.
  • Lawrence Central High School.
  • Franklin High School.
  • Muskegon Heights High School.
  • Independence High School.
  • Madison High School.
  • Antigo High School.
  • University of California-Los Angeles.
  • Jeremiah Burke High School.
  • Alpine High School.
  • Townville Elementary School.
  • Vigor High School.
  • Linden McKinley STEM Academy.
  • June Jordan High School for Equity.
  • Union Middle School.
  • Mueller Park Junior High School.
  • West Liberty-Salem High School.
  • University of Washington.
  • King City High School.
  • North Park Elementary School.
  • North Lake College.
  • Freeman High School.
  • Mattoon High School.
  • Rancho Tehama Elementary School.
  • Aztec High School.
  • Wake Forest University.
  • Italy High School.
  • NET Charter High School.
  • Marshall County High School.
  • Sal Castro Middle School.
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
  • Great Mills High School
  • Central Michigan University
  • Huffman High School
  • Frederick Douglass High School
  • Forest High School
  • Highland High School
  • Dixon High School
  • Santa Fe High School
  • Noblesville West Middle School
  • University of North Carolina Charlotte
  • STEM School Highlands Ranch
  • Edgewood High School
  • Palm Beach Central High School
  • Providence Career & Technical Academy
  • Fairley High School (school bus)
  • Canyon Springs High School
  • Dennis Intermediate School
  • Florida International University
  • Central Elementary School
  • Cascade Middle School
  • Davidson High School
  • Prairie View A & M University
  • Altascocita High School
  • Central Academy of Excellence
  • Cleveland High School
  • Robert E. Lee High School
  • Cheyenne South High School
  • Grambling State University
  • Blountsville Elementary School
  • Holmes County, Mississippi (school bus)
  • Prescott High School
  • College of the Mainland
  • Wynbrooke Elementary School
  • UNC Charlotte
  • Riverview Florida (school bus)
  • Second Chance High School
  • Carman-Ainsworth High School
  • Williwaw Elementary School
  • Monroe Clark Middle School
  • Central Catholic High School
  • Jeanette High School
  • Eastern Hills High School
  • DeAnza High School
  • Ridgway High School
  • Reginald F. Lewis High School
  • Tanglewood Middle School
  • Saugus High School
  • Pleasantville High School
  • Waukesha South High School
  • Oshkosh High School
  • Catholic Academy of New Haven
  • Bellaire High School
  • North Crowley High School
  • McAuliffe Elementary School
  • South Oak Cliff High School
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • Sonora High School
  • Western Illinois University
  • Oxford High School
  • Robb Elementary School

Thanks, John Scott. (Details of shootings since 2000 can be found here)

You’d like to think that this would be a wake-up call to get up and do something. Shouldn’t a school be the safest place in a student’s life next to home?

I’m not holding my breath that anything significant will happen.

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OTR Links 05/26/2022


Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.