The Sound of Children Screaming

Everyone knows the drill. The Gun. The Shooter. The Portal. The Mouse. The Crowns.

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    The Portal has been exhibiting itself at gun shows recently, a gleaming bullet-proof vault in which to store kids when the shooter comes. The Portal has been installed in every classroom, funded by bake sales and cereal box tops, bought at the expense of pencils and math books and a music teacher.

    The Portal is not wheelchair-accessible. The Portal is a failure of policy. The Portal was dressed up like a castle for Halloween. The Portal is not a reading nook.

    There is nothing more necessary than the Portal. The Portal will keep the right children safe.