Years ago, I worked for an education organization. My boss had been a teacher, a principal, and a superintendent. One day, some random story about a kid who brought a gun to school caused me to say something like, “Kids have changed.” My boss replied, “No, Tina. Kids haven’t changed. We have.”
E. Dewey Albinson may be an example of this reality. He was twelve years old in 1910 when boys who stole his bike shot him in the leg. It’s easy to feel as though gun violence among children is new. When children steal and it leads to violence, adults have failed them. Oops. Tangent.
Fortunately, Albinson survived the assault. He made one post office muralist: Marquette Exploring Shores of Lake Superior (Marquette, Michigan).