Editor's Note: Lionel Highlights The Role of Mental Illness and Medications in Mass Shootings as being THE REAL PROBLEM. The Shootings are a consequence, not the cause.
Look at the numbers. In fall 2017, about 50.7 million students will attend public elementary and secondary schools. Of these, 35.6 million will be in prekindergarten through grade 8 and 15.1 million will be in grades 9 through 12. An additional 5.2 million students are expected to attend private elementary and secondary schools.
By sheer number, school shootings are de minimis compared to the number of kids who attend school, many troubled and certainly capable of doing harm. Be not mistaken, the problems is critical and must be addressed. But rationally.
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