Kelly Guthrie Raley Picture: Facebook
Cape Town - A Facebook post by a Florida teacher has gone viral because she not only grew up around guns, but has a firm grasp of the societal issues that leads to school shootings like the one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where an orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past and an AR-15 rifle gunned down 17 people.

Last month Kelly Guthrie Raley was named Eustis Middle School Teacher of the Year 2017-2018. She says she is conscious on a daily basis that she too could end up in a similar situation as the staff and learners who came under attack from Nikolas Cruz last week.

She says inadequate attention to mental health issues as well as parents' lack of involvement in their children's lives play a big role in creating situations like the Florida school shooting.

Raley shared her feelings on the mass shooting in a Facebook post which was shared a whopping 736 000 times.

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