Violence In Schools in KaylaD's Blog A blog by KaylaD Posted February 28, 2012 Kayla,Yes, this growing epidemic of school violence is certainly disturbing & troubling. In my day, no school had drug sniffing dogs, metal detectors, or a constant onsite police presence either. We all need a safe learning & working environment in this world.Not to get too political in nature, but stagnant wages, the rising cost of living, & a lack of iron clad job security with excellent medical benefits does play more than a minor role in this dilemma, especially as more & more parents are gone working multiple jobs just to make ends meet. In addition, tragically a college degree doesn't guarantee future prosperity & longevity anymore either.I don't have any concrete solutions to offer you other than to remind you & everyone else out there to hug their friends & family members & tell them frequently that you love & appreciate them. People often lash out in violence & suicide when they think no one cares about them. Everyone has merit. Everyone has value. Everyone has unique gifts.I, for one, appreciate my family & my friends on Colts Forum like Kayla, Brent, MIColtsFan, Barry, Maureen, & several other remarkable individuals as well. Thank you Kayla for having the courage to speak so openly, honestly, & courageously about this topic. It shows that you truly care.