When most of us harken back to our days spent in school, we recall a time when life was a little simpler. I remember the joy that learning brought to me, and the teachers and peers who had such a profound influence on my life. But thinking back has brought many of us, myself included, to a painful realization. This current generation of students has grown up in a world where violent acts of terror in our schools have always been a risk. Active shooter drills are scheduled right alongside tornado and fire drills as part of the normal school calendar.