The Kids Are Awake

The evening news announces this idea of arming teachers.

My children who were lounging on the couch and lazily spooning junk food into their mouths sit up a bit straighter.

Our teachers with guns?

I spout off my irritation with the idea and push it all away with the swipe of my hand.

“Teachers shouldn’t have guns, that’s not their job. What if a student gets a hold of the gun and does something stupid?”

“Or, “my 14 year old speaks with deep sincerity, “what if the teacher is black- and holding a gun. Won’t they just come in and shoot the teacher?”

I’m stunned at the idea.

My kids are here to wake me up.

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