SPRINGFIELD, VA – JANUARY 18:
Officer Joe Plazio, of the Fairfax County Police Department, stays armed with his service pistol as he patrols the hallways where he is stationed at West Springfield High School on Friday, January 18, 2012, in Springfield, VA. Fairfax County has taken a variety of approaches to making schools safe. Each of the high schools and middle schools have a Fairfax County school resource officer, who is an armed sworn officer with the Fairfax County Police.
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Growing up Asian American, I recognized that obedience was important. As a child, I was instilled with the understanding that I was to obey my parents and my elders. It was important to my parents that I know and practice this; it was drilled into me every time I went to the Korean Presbyterian church and to my Korean language school. They all told that me I had to obey. Continue reading