Ed-vise: I Wonder

A Lisa Marie Presley GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, Lisa Marie passed away yesterday. Daughter of Elvis (The King) and Priscilla Presley. At 54 from a cardiac arrest. She was just at the Golden Globes. It must be hard being The King’s daughter.

Free For All Friday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s FRIDAY! OPEN MAT; PIZZA NIGHT!

You probably know about the child in Virginia that shot their teacher.

The kid was six years old.

His parents legally purchased the gun. Somehow, the young boy managed to take the gun from wherever the parents kept it and took it to school.

The teacher found out about it and demanded the boy turn the gun over to her. Instead, he shot her. The wound was life threatening but I think the teacher lived as no headline has come out saying she died.

Now, on the day of the event, the police and press were making it clear that the shooting was intentional. INTENTIONAL. That the boy, shot the teacher, ON PURPOSE. Meaning with purpose. Meaning the boy wanted to kill the teacher.

Do any of you remember being 6 years old? I barely remember last week let alone 6. I can tell you what I observe from my ALMOST 6 year old Newbie: there is no such thing as INTENTIONAL in a 5 years and 9 month old.

Meaning it seems like their every decision is based on a simple question: I WONDER…!

They ask that question in their developing brains and then go from there. They watch what the people in the world do and WONDER if they can do the same thing. Then, they do it.

Right, wrong, or indifferent, the amount of trouble they get in, the damage that happens, the feelings hurt, all of it. They are like little sociopaths at first. They do and say all kinds of stupid shit. They do it because THEY WONDER.

Then, after the event, it is up to us to give the feedback.

If there was any type of intentional in that 6 year old pulling the trigger it was because he WONDERED, intentionally, what would happen. Based on being a 6 year old, I bet he knew something would happen but not how bad it would be.

And thus, in Virginia, like probably ALL states, there is an age limit where it is determined that a child of 6 years old CANNOT form the necessary intent to kill someone.

Now, in Lee County Virginia (not the same county), that school board voted UNANIMOUSLY to allow teachers to have guns for protection. So, for teachers, What Would You Do? A 6 year old boy pulls out a gun. And YOU have a gun. Will you shoot him? I mean, you well know this child does not have the insane intent to want to see you dead. Will you shoot him?

If not, why not? After all, the school board and parents who voted in the school board WANT you to have the ability to put this child down for a “Dirt Nap.” Will you shoot him? It’s only you and him in the classroom. Well…?

That is the breakdown of the argument for guns in classrooms. Especially in the classrooms where the little Cherubs are led by nothing more than a question: I WONDER.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Be the person a stranger would perform CPR on. Check in on each other and remember the name of the Scared Knight was…SIR RENDER! HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA…Sir Render.


Published by edhlaw

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