I remember Kent State. I was enrolled at the University of Maryland when news of the tragic shootings at Kent State rippled through the campus.
I remember Columbine. I was a parent of an 11 year old student when the shootings half way across the country at Columbine High School numbed the nation.
I will remember Virginia Tech. Today my daughter is a freshman in college. While she does not attend Virginia Tech, I have dear friends with a student enrolled there only 6 hrs away. Fortunately he called home to say he was OK, just as the news was first breaking.
Every time this happens I can only imagine the nightmare of families not knowing and somehow waiting through the longest day of their lives. For some it will end unimaginably tragic.
Caregiving has taught me to take nothing for granted but I still want to believe that there should be sanctuaries of safety and growth.
In just a few days, on April 19th it will be 232 years since the “shot heard around the world” echoed through history from Lexington Green and gave birth to this Nation. … No where in the world should shots be echoing from schools.