So far (and that’s a word I use begrudgingly) there have been 18 school shootings in America since January 1st, 2018. That works out on average that there have been 3 a week this year. We’re only in February, there shouldn’t be a single one!
In the harrowing wake of the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, parents are having to have tough conversations with their children about how to plan and prepare for such an unthinkable occurrence.
One of those parents was Tanai Bernard, a teacher from Texas who spoke to her 10-year-old son Dezmond about safety drills at his school.
Single mum, Tanai, wanted to make sure her 10-year-old was taking these safety drills seriously so she asked him about the procedures and steps to take if such a situation occurs.
Dez’s answer, however, completely shocked his mother, so much so that she felt she had to share it on Facebook. And I have to say, I was pretty stunned by Dez’s response also.
Her post has now reached over 310,000 reactions and has been shared over 150,000 times.
This incredible single mother has raised such a compassionate and noble young man. That’s the sort of kind nature and spirit that should be celebrated and applauded. If there were more kids in the world like Dez, school shootings wouldn’t exist.
And people on the internet were quick to praise her incredible son.
After 1 school shooting in Australia, the country decided to ban firearms and recalled over 650,000 weapons. No school shootings have happened since.
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