As a former first grade teacher, this story really hits home in a way that I can describe as unimaginable. When we think of violence, I don’t want to focus on solely gun laws as they have discussed within the media, instead I want to focus on the lives that have been presumably lost and forever changed due to this tragedy.
This tragedy is more evidence that we, as a society, need to rethink our values and beliefs. For the member(s) of our nation who perpetrated this, there is so much that needs to be understand yet cannot be justified. As I write this, I am devastated to think of the children who have been placed in harms way.
This is not a normal blog post for me by any means. I’m horrified by what is being reported… Whatever your religious/spiritual beliefs may be, please enact them for those who are directly and indirectly involved.
Is this our society’s wake-up call? Are we, as a nation, promoting violence based on the everyday ways in which we desensitize ourselves through the media images and messages we consume each and every day…
More to come on this as I gather my thoughts, our schools are under attack figuratively and, more disturbingly, literally as this horrific instance proves.
What are you thoughts?