A day after the Texas school massacre, Ohio teacher Renee Coley thought her sixth graders would need time to process, so she opened the class with a video about the news and started a discussion. Some students said they were sad. Some were appalled that the 19 children killed were so young.
After a few minutes, however, the conversation broke off. The students were ready to continue their day. For Coley, it was a grim reminder that the students had seen it all before, had grown accustomed to the ever-present threat of guns in school.