The news discusses "gun violence" and uses terms like "assault rifle" and "large capacity magazine" in an effort to either scare or influence the public.
No reporter ever mentions "fire violence" when talking about arson. No one calls for a national debate about gasoline.
We can do more to stop future incidents in schools by locking doors and denying access.
Teachers should have their classroom doors shut and locked. Doors need locks that can be quickly and easily secured by both teachers and substitute staff during an emergency.
When someone knocks on a classroom door, can you look through the window into the hallway or are the windows covered, denying a clear field of view?
Before the media lists any more misleading terms, they should suggest real safety measures in schools.
Fenimore, who lives in St. Albans, is a retired educator.