Wednesday, 19 June 2024

Durham: ‘Stop the Bleed’ kits not a solution to school shootings

It is a dangerous thing to accept gun violence and mass shootings in our schools as something unavoidable, along the likes of earthquakes.

I see the “Stop the Bleed” kits being placed in the Konocti Unified schools as a stop gap measure not a solution to the problem of school shootings.

If we celebrate these kits that may save a shot child’s life we are telling the children that we do not expect to be able to protect them from being shot.

Surely we owe our children a safe place for their schooling. As a culture, we should be celebrating the solutions we create to end gun violence, especially in our schools, so that we won’t need the Stop the Bleed kits.

Annelle Durham lives in Upper Lake, Calif.

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