Copycat campus shootings come to the UK (Rousse)

AM was interviewed first. Then it was my turn. By the end of the day each of us had been offered a chair at Northumbria University. How amazing that we would be working together!

We were both happy to be teaching in a department that understood our subjects, although I had to admit that I was slightly alarmed when asked to teach a first year option in French. My next issue was travel to work: could I commute across the border to Newcastle a couple of days a week, or would I need to buy a flat in the city?

The day was spoilt when one of my former students appeared out of nowhere brandishing a gun. Two others joined him. Inspired by recent US campus shootings, they were out to make a name for themselves as the first to export the practice to the UK.

AM and I were not ready to die. We strode straight past them, walked out the building, and caught the tram home.

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