Tuesday, April 17, 2007

RH Jones: Irony of violence toward teachers Pre-K-16

From RH Jones, April 17, 2007
Subject: Irony of violence toward teachers Pre-K-16

To all:
It is ironic that just a day after my message was e-mailed concerning teacher assaults, at 9:50 a.m. yesterday, the news media would report that: A Virginia Tech professor would be the first shot as the gunman barged into the classroom. The professor died of a gunshot to the head. The shooter then fired on students. In all, 30 more rounds were squeezed off in about a minute and a half.
At this point in time, I do not know if any other teachers were shot out of the total of 33 persons reported killed. Of course a teacher's life is no more precious than students. My point is: Since it seems over the years to be a continuing "open season" on teachers, a proper memorial monument should be built on the grounds of the NEA Building in Washington. This is my opinion.

Robert Hudson Jones, a retired Ohio teacher.& Life Member of the NEA, NEA-R
From HotNews.ro, April 17, 2007:
Israeli professor of Romanian origin Liviu Librescu numbers among those killed in the Virginia Tech University massacre on Monday. According to the International Herald Tribune, Librescu sacrificed his life to save his students. He had blocked the access to his classroom so that students could run from the attacker.
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