Three (3) Colorado Middle School students arrived at their school, on Friday, April 10, 2015, with LOADED GUNS and a smoke device. Despite April being the nation's traditional month when weapons and violent acts increase on school campuses, we ought not to accept that FACTUAL OBSCENITY as a permanent tradition. Instead, we ought to rise up and TEACH students that they themselves are the best MANAGERS of their own SAFETY. They can become the LEADERS in this vital area, which is just as important as being president of the student body or captain of one of the sports teams.
We know that school shooters do not come from the “outside.” They are on campus and are known by everybody. This urgent Lesson Plan is framed around the April 10, 2015 Associated Press report about those three Middle School students arriving at school with loaded guns and a smoke device.
The Lesson Plan utilizes the T-R-U-T-H and C-R-I-S-I-S Expository Writing Model to get students actively engaged, intellectually and physically, in responding and proposing how, and in what ways, they can increase their school's safety and thus their own.