children of Texas
learn drills to escape shooters
learn Russian curriculum
teaching at gunpoint
n.b. In the USA the elephant in the classroom carries a gun because of a constitutional change way back in 1791. Surely it is time for a review of that blood-stained document?
In Ukraine the elephants are cancelling school holidays and forcing children to learn a new history, this time from a Russian perspective. This is according to Petro Andryushchenko, a city official of Mauripol, The Guardian news publisher in London reports.
It was a moment between trains
I was heading for Poitiers and had to wait
As we all did after that Friday night when
Young men with guns and grenades
Maimed and murdered
Young men and women unarmed
Before more men with guns and grenades
Returned the favour
At the polished sleek station serving the south-west
I waited and watched as more young men with guns
Ready to shoot to kill patrolled
In open sight
Young men with guns
Sent to reassure us
As we waited for trains out of Paris
Away from young men with guns.
See also Columbine, Sandy Hook, Parkland, Santé Fe, Gaza.