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Mei Flower offers a painfully honest reaction to the recent spat of shootings in schools:

Just so you know, I am TERRIFIED about the number of school shootings that have occurred in the last few weeks. Like, I don't even want to go to school, because someone might shoot me.

In her post, she decries a culture that she sees as growing increasingly accepting of the idea of students bringing weapons to schools, and she offers some stern child-raising tips. Among them: “No video games. Of any kind.”

I believe these things have desensitized kids to the point that they truly believe violence is a viable option as a problem-solving process. On a screen, death isn't a real thing; it's just pretend. And for whatever reason, they think that that is going to translate to real life too.

She also recommends that parents "have actual conversations” with their kids.

Just in time for in time for President Bush's conference on school violence.

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Gun control is getting way out hand in schools. I tottally agree with the first comment. More and more teachers now and teachers of the future are extremely scared and concerned of the violence taking place in the schools.

Until we, as educators, begin just talking to students again the violence will continue. The current educational trend is to focus on tests and data without thinking about the individual taking the test. It is amazing how far a little positive conversation can go to a student who has no constructive thoughts about life.

Next week our high school auditorium will be filled with all the junior class taking the ASVAB -- if George W wants to curb violence in schools perhaps he should stop selling the product to 16 year olds

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