Growing up in an abusive home meant school was a welcome and safe haven for me. That can be said to many kids across America, but if you’re not safe at home and you’re not safe at school, where do you go?
More than three weeks ago, a gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Ovaldi, 38 miles from where I grew up, 19 children and two teachers were killed. As a parent with young children at school, I feel sad, sad and angry. Like many parents that day, and in the days that followed, I kept my kids out of school. As a congressman representing Uvalde, I know it is my responsibility to turn anger into action and grief into solutions.