When a 6-year-old first grader shoots his teacher, something is definitely wrong. He does not know cause and effect.

Who is to blame? The student? The teacher? The parent? Or society at large?

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There were many failures in this situation in the six year shooting case. The failure of the school system and medical professionals to recognize that this child's issues were too severe for them to be in a public school setting. Failure that the school staff didn't feel comfortable calling for police officials directly fearing repercussions from the administration. Failure from the school administration for not addressing the concerns and protecting the teachers and students. Failure from the parents for not securing the gun so that this child could not get access.

Our local school system is going through major lawsuits, repercussions, expensive remediation for using isolation measures for uncontrollable children. What is the answer? There are some children who absolutely should not be in a public school situation. As a society, we need to accept that reality.

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