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Parkland Teacher, IU Alum Talks To Ed Students About Mass Shooting

    Posada has a clear message for any prospective teachers worried about similar incidents.

    “Please don’t let this type of event discourage you or make you be afraid to become a teacher, because in this world it is more important now than it ever has been,” she says.

    But Posada says she’s unsure how to proceed as an educator in the wake of the violence.

    “How am I going to go back there and read Macbeth with them?” she says. “I mean, really, at this point would anybody care? I don’t think so.”

    President Trump this week called for teachers to start carrying guns to help reduce school violence. Posada didn’t hold back on how she feels about the proposal.

    A teacher from Parkland, Florida spoke to Indiana University education students Friday about the recent shooting at her high school. Katherine Posada is a language arts teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and an Indiana University alumnus. She survived last week’s mass shooting after taking cover with her students in a classroom.

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