Time to Take the Bull by the Horns
Amid the national focus on school safety following the tragic shootings in Parkland, Florida, local school and community leaders throughout our nation now have an important choice to make. They can wait for federal and state government policymakers to tell them what to do to beef up protection for their staff and students or they can take the bull by the horns. They can sit down with their staff and students, design a plan that is tailored to each of their school systems, discuss it with their parents and community and then generate local public support (including money) in order to make it happen. It is clear that the growing concern about school safety has hit a tipping point. As a result, the window of opportunity to provide our citizens with an opportunity to make a real difference has never been greater. It is time to take the bull by the horns.