An Opinion by Al Mijares, the Orange County Superintendent of Schools.
The stakes are too high to rest for a second on this issue, and we owe our kids nothing less.
More than anything, we owe it to our students to provide them with safe and secure campuses where learning thrives. Moreover, we owe it to parents to return their children each day just as healthy and happy as when they arrived.
Yet we have seen so many instances nationally where acts of violence break the sanctity of school communities, including horrific tragedies like the recent mass shooting that took the lives of 17 people at a high school in Florida.
To say school shootings occur too often in the United States is an understatement. Once is too often.