If you want to start with Columbine, and then Va Tech, and the event in Scotland ...China and Sandy Hook in the space of a week or so. I'm probably missing a few. There are plenty that are averted that we don't hear about but an attempt is made. I'm not trying to be an alarmist. But unless you work as a first responder or with first responders, then it probably isn't in your nature to think, what if. But whatever, it was a suggestion. Really didn't think there would be people who would choose to argue about it, then again, people seem to want to argue every little point on this board. It was advice. Stick your head in the sand if you want, or be proactive. Your choice. Workplace violence may be more commonplace, but I will worry about my children first, me second.
Oh yes, I'm an evil me-first person & don't care about my kids. ???? I'm just saying there are many places that are not secure & the risk is higher and I never said that we should worry about one OR the other... they're both frightening. (and my kid would be orphaned/parentless if this occurred so it is not so ideal for them either fyi.) You must not have a job where the thought has crossed your mind that an employee you had to fire or discipline could go nuts on you.
Are you calling VA tech a copycat crime of a high school shooting that occurred 8 years prior? I'm not saying that the potential for copycating isn't out there & I'm sure there are many that are averted that the public never knows about but it was the 'dime a dozen' comment I think that ppl were questioning b/c you made it sound like there were just tons of ppl out there actually doing this in a copycat fashion shortly after a shooting, when that is just not really the case fo the most part. I have yet to read/hear anything linking Sandy Hook to China, just happening close in time does not make a copycat. The Sandy Hook shooter did not just up & decide to do this on a whim, that I'm sure of.
Not trying to argue with your point of being safe & not sorry & having important conversations with the people caring for your kids- you just came off in a way that was a bit over the top.