Yes, this situation does need some serious study.
RENO, Nevada (AP) -- The Bush administration, alarmed by recent attacks at public schools across the country, is bringing education and law enforcement experts together for a conference on coming to grips with the problem.
The goal would be to discuss the nature of the problem and federal action that can help communities prevent violence and deal with its aftermath, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said as President Bush made a campaign tour here Monday.
Three schools have been hit by deadly attacks in the past week. A gunman killed himself and five girls Monday at a one-room Amish schoolhouse in Pennsylvania; on Friday a 15-year-old Wisconsin student shot and killed his principal; and last Wednesday a man took six girls hostage in Colorado, sexually assaulting them before fatally shooting one girl and killing himself.
Man, there must be some common thread in all these incidents that made the attacks so easy. But what is it? A shooting in Wisconsin, shootings in Colorado and shootings in Pennsylvania. Oh, what DO these have in common? I just don’t see it. It must be something obvious but I’m just not connecting. I’ll have to look at this harder, just like the president.
Wait, I have a phone call coming in from my friends at the NRA, I’ll be back in a minute. In the meantime, give this conundrum some thought and see if you can come up with something.