維吉尼亞州新港市的一間公立小學，上週五一名才六歲的學童公然以手槍射殺自己的一名女老師 ，警方在一項聲明中表示， 這不是意外事件， 這名一年級六歲兇嫌已被拘捕 ，三十多歲的女老师情況危急 ，所幸沒有其他學生受到傷害。由於年齡關係， 警方未公佈兇嫌姓名， 但是憤怒的家長及行政主管人員表示 ，這項令人難予置信的幼年開槍行為是社會之病態。我們在此有同樣之感受 ，我們要先責問這名六歲孩童之父母或家長是如何會让他能拿到兇器帶到教室里， 而校方现有的偵測設備到哪去了？
今天全美槍支氾濫之程度已經让人到了無法忍受之地步， 我們的社會真的是生病了， 而且已經病得不輕。我們也要在此呼籲 ，社區領袖、 政客及教育界人士必須動員起來， 一切都先要從家庭做起槍支管制，也希望國會繼續討論和立法， 否則， 還有更多更大的兇殺無辜不幸事件繼續上演。
Unbelievable Crime — Six-Year-Old Shoots Teacher
A 6-year-old student at a Virginia elementary school opened fire and shot his teacher last Friday. The police chief told reporters that, “This is not an accidental shooting.”
A woman in her 30’s suffered a life-threatening gunshot wound and was taken to a hospital. The boy was taken into custody. Mayor Jones said, “It is a dark day for us, and it really hurts my heart.”
This is a real tragedy for all of us. We really need to find out how this six-year-old got possession of the gun in the first place, and we need to seriously ask his parents or guardian how this is even possible.
Is there a metal detector in this school? How could this child bring a loaded firearm into a public elementary school undetected? Were there any level of security precautions in place? These and other questions must be answered. This student endangered his teacher and all of the other teachers and students at the school.
This is a big social issue for our community. Educators and politicians, we really need to take action now to address this type of problem. Otherwise, many shootings caused by minors will happen again.