Click here for the liveleak.com video of the middle school student who opened fire at an American school in Monterrey, Mexico, injuring three students and a teacher before shooting himself. It’s gruesome stuff. But it does illustrate an important point: no one attacked the shooter — even when he paused to reload.
I’ve instructed my daughter to run or ambush, should she be faced with an active shooter in her school. I’ve also taught her to never, ever let anyone force her into a car. To take a bullet if that’s what it takes. And she’s starting Krav Maga (“contact combat”) training next week. Still . . .
I wonder if this incident indicates the amount of “fight” in our children, inculcated as they are with the philosophy of non-violence. I don’t “blame” anyone for not mounting a counter-attack, and I have no idea if my daughter would put my advise into action should push come to shove. Would your kids run or attack in this situation? Would anyone’s? And what of teachers?