What the Kids Are Learning
One hesitates to make too much of isolated incidents, but then again, this isn’t but so unusual a story these days, except for the decreasing age and increasing numbers:
A group of third-graders plotted to attack their teacher, bringing a broken steak knife, handcuffs, duct tape and other items for the job and assigning children tasks including covering the windows and cleaning up afterward, police said Tuesday.
The plot involving as many as nine boys and girls at Center Elementary School in south Georgia was a serious threat, Waycross Police Chief Tony Tanner said.
Where do eight/nine/ten year olds even get such ideas? I’ll tell ya: we’re all culpable, and unless we change our cultural ways, we’re building ourselves a nightmare.