And I while I certainly appreciate that she feels safe where she lives…I think that is a scary sentiment.
As long as we think “It can’t happen here” we won’t talk to our kids about bullying or school violence or safety…or dating violence.
As long as we think “It can’t happen here” we won’t make plans for our schools to be safe.
As long as we think “It can’t happen here” we won’t prepare our workplaces to keep them safe – and we won’t look out for the potential signs that employees are in distress.
I am often asked what I think the most dangerous position is for an employer with respect to workplace violence.
I think the most dangerous position for an employer to be in it is the idea that “It can’t happen here.” Because as long as anyone thinks that (parent, school, employer, community) we will do nothing.
Is there a “bubble” where you live? I pray so. But if not, take a moment to consider that it CAN – and does – happen in quiet, small places like Chardon, Ohio.