Алексей Каптерев (kapterev) wrote,
Алексей Каптерев

It’s not just about shootings, it’s also about schools

As the "school shooting" discussion goes, there's surprisingly little interest in fixing the "school" part of the problem. Most seem to be interested in fixing the "shooting" (i.e. gun) part. But guns are something that merely amplifies the core problem. Maybe if there were no guns the problem would not be amplified that much, they say. That's very well maybe, but it should not distract us from the fact the school system is deeply broken.

Let me repeat that. People shoot other people not only because they have guns, but also because they are miserable. Maybe we should focus on the "miserable" part just a little bit more - especially given that the "gun" part is dead stuck. Just a thought, you know.

People tend to hurt each other disproportionately in prisons, remote garrisons and... high schools for some reason. Now as we have installed metal detectors and put fences around, schools are even more like prisons and garrisons. Schools kill creativity? Hell no, schools kill people. Sure, guns kinda help. But please don't forget the schools' part.

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