I live 30 miles from Columbus Ohio and there is alot of shootings there. I moved here 29 yrs ago and thank god nothing like this has happen to my kids when they were in school. My 2 grandkids are going to these schools now and pray God nothing does happen. My grandson was getting bullied so he is now home schooled so if this is all that comes out of it this yr I'll be happy.
My heart breaks for everyone affected by this horrible tragedy, my thoughts and prayers are with them . There must be changes made to how we deal with people who have mental health issues.( it does not go away if it is ignored) And an outright ban on semi automatic weapons is crucial. ( Ms.Mod, I wasn't sure where to put this, I apologize if it should go into hot topics)
Thank you MsMod.
I was glued to the Tv on Friday/ could not look away over the weekend. My heart breaks again and again for all the innocence that is lost. Now, the nation, the town and parents- grandparents- aunts and uncle- husbands- daughters-son and friends will begin the funerals. I offer to them this prayer:
Native American Prayer
I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awake in the morning's hush
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still - in each new dawn.
(Typically the attribution states 'Author unknown')
Let's not forget about the wonderful women who died, most of who were putting themselves in harms way trying to protect children.
you read my mind Shasta,this beautiful young lady,Victoria Soto,died protecting her first grade students..can hardly bear to look at the photo's of the little ones..just mind numbing that this wonderful young person is gone,for no discernible reason than one person's selfish rage..