We Interrupt This Program For An Atlanta Public Schools Shooting

I mostly write about the Internet, management, marketing, and startups on FoG. But every so often something happens that makes me change the focus here. A few years ago it was a change in Georgia law that limited the mobility of workers.

Today it was a student at Grady High School shooting herself in the leg. Seems she was packing a pistol. Which I have discovered in the past 12 hours is not a practice that the Atlanta Public Schools system (with its 2008 website copyright date) believes it needs to concern itself with on more than a sound bite basis.

I disagree with the Atlanta Public Schools system and its leadership. I think as a society and species that we must protect our young until they are old enough to protect themselves. I think we all can agree, with the exception of Atlanta Public Schools leadership, that no one should be allowed or enabled to hurt a child.

I am going to be writing about this for a little while until the Atlanta Public Schools system takes action to protect our youth. I urge you to join me in this mission and to tell everyone that you know to do the same.

For those of you that follow FoG for its normal content I beg your patience. My kids are in a school system where the leadership does not believe it is their responsibility to keep them safe from harm. Some things are just too important to remain silent on.

This is one of them.

February 27, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Current Affairs, Personal, Politics