School Shooters/Bombers are Domestic Terrorists, Here's Why
Any mass shooting/bombing is devastating and cannot be tolerated.
School shootings/bombings are in a different category than targeted events occurring in movie theaters, shopping malls, churches, restaurants, other workplaces and places where Americans gather
Public schools like Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland or Texas's Santa Fe High School, both which experienced catastrophic mass shootings in 2018, are run by the local or state government who employ public servants to deliver educational programming funded by the federal government.
Federally funded services, such as Individual Education Plans and Programming for disabled students in accordance with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEIA) and head start meals for underprivileged children, were disrupted when the Parkland and Santa Fe terrorists took control of those public schools.
Composite photo above: Twin Towers, Manhattan, New York, and Columbine High School, Littleton, Colorado---where the active school shooter/bomber era was established 4/20/99.
"Atta/Harris" by Joseph D. Bonczyk - the foreign terrorist on the left was the mastermind behind the 9/11/01 hit on the Twin Towers, the homegrown terrorist on the right was the mastermind behind the 4/20/99 hit on Columbine High School which ushered in the modern active school shooter/bomber era.
All federally-funded programming screeched to a halt for sometime while the schools recovered from those bold attacks on February 14, 2018 and May 18, 2018, respectively.
Your local public school is funded by property taxes with the federal government kicking in millions upon millions of dollars to the state that school is located in. The same scenario does not exist when a perpetrator plans or executes a hit on a church or shopping mall.
A bill has been introduced into the United States Congress to help prevent domestic terrorism in the United States. Schools should be at the top of the list for entities deserving of this protection.
For a list of monies the United States Department of Education paid to your state, refer to the following chart and then go to the DOE's website for a breakdown of funds paid and received.