School shootings are an issue that goes way beyond the walls of school. It is an issue of mental health, parental involvement, home intervention and teaching children appropriate social interaction skills. Children are bombarded by so many inappropriate multimedia images and unrealistic ways to interact or react to situations. They seldom play outside gaining the social skills to navigate through life, but play inside and interact with violent electronic games and view unrealistic television shows that often lack any moral theme. School shootings are a manifestation of many underlying issue that must be addressed or the carnage will continue. The question must be answered; Are we ready to commit, make the change and invest in our children? The answer to that seems bleak as we continue to spend less on education and cut social programs that address the needs of the American people. Knowledge IS Power!