Above illustration by Rose Wong. Published in the New York Times, on February 22, 2018. This image illustrated an editorial by the New York Times editors, called, "Let the Teachers Teach." You can read the column HERE.
Today Wednesday, February 28, 2018, on the two week anniversary of the murders of 17 people at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, Lt. Andrew Bachman of WMU Public Safety was our guest. He covered the basics of how to be prepared to survive an active shooter crisis. After the training video was screened, Lt. Bachman engaged in conversation with us about the Parkland, Florida killings, other school killings, and many topics related to these events.
Potential questions for you to consider:
1. What impressed you or interested you most about Lt. Bachman, his words, and what you learned about his work at WMU?
2. How do you feel about the training he led us in, including the video?
3. Have you been following these issues in the news recently? What sources do you depend on to be knowledgeable about current issues and events?
4. What are your thoughts and feelings about the video we looked at in which Mr. Guttenberg, whose 14 year old daughter was murdered two weeks about, engaged Senator Marco Rubio in a debate about gun control?
5. What are your opinions about arming teachers, as the president recommends?
6. Have you had a personal experience anywhere, in any kind of violence that included use of a gun or other weapon?
PLEASE CHOOSE TO ANSWER ONLY ONE OF THE ABOVE QUESTIONS. It is preferable to do a complete job on any on question, rather than attempt to discuss multiple topics. So choose ONE only.
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Last: If you choose to cite any kind of numbers, statistics, or you mention any historical events (for example, if you discuss the Virginia Tech shooting, that Lt. Bachman mentioned), you MUST include your source for that information.
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