On the roots of courage and the unique burdens of America's school kids.
This is just the saddest - and those police need to be fired - including their commander, who told them not to enter the building. 10 year old children - innocent children. This country has gone to hell
Your words, your thoughts always carry the spark and the spirit of truth, of compassion, of wisdom. My generally hopeless and helpless thoughts begin to dissipate when I realize I am not alone. That others also desire a better, safer, and kinder world. Susanna, please keep writing. Thank you.
How about this: insanity is doing the same thing & expecting a different result...let's go two cycles of not voting for any Republican...try it!
Thank you so much for understanding. Don't you think that we all need a national day to honor and remember these victims?
Thank you. Your writing is always filled with truth and compassion.
On this Memorial Day I propose that we add one more holiday. A holiday to remember all of the innocent victims of violence of any kind in this country. It should be called a National Day of Mourning and all flags should be flown at half staff.
No doubt such tragedy bleeds our heart but this will continue to recur! It is non stoppable. It is evident in the article how these incidences are multiplying. The people look at the leaders who does little for its prevention. Is there any emphasis on morality or is it known what morality is ? Each killer leaves behind his background as to how he was raised/reared or treated and why he resorted to such evil act?Collections of these and focussing on these, ways and means ought to be sought irrespective of race and religion to remedy this heinous act.
Thank you for your post. While I do believe that "thoughts and prayers" are good, ONLY thoughts and prayers, without action, seems to say that solutions are beyond human capability. Remember the book, "Everything I learned, I learned in kindergarten?". Well....God helps those who help themselves.
While everyone jumps on the gun issue, few people seem to consider the much deeper problem, a rot in society that is producing people with murder in their hearts. How can we have a society with teenagers so twisted in mind and heart by whatever their life experiences are, that they can take a weapon and kill their grandmother (in another incident, if I recall, the shooter first shot his mother) and then go on a rampage killing innocent children they don't even know, watching them cower in terror and then destroying their lives. Whether it's an automatic weapon, knives, cars, explosives, how do we create these killers? This isn't a rhetorical question. We need to know if we ever hope to do something about the loss of innocent lives that repeats like Groundhog Day.
Another retired teacher here. Thank you for your words today. I haven’t been able to stop crying since the tragedy. Our legislators are not taking care of us. The only way to make progress on gun laws is to vote the ones who don’t care about human life out of office.
What an awful situation, all around. The loss of the children, the easy access to (near)-automatic weapons, the refusal of congressmen (and voters) to approve even modest restraints and checks on gun purchases, the difficulty in recognizing and getting adequate help for mentally disturbed people, the mistakes made by the police officer in charge... It's just hard to know what to say.
Practicing active shooter drills (ever since Columbine) is what I miss the least since retiring from teaching. Bless you for your thoughtful insights.