Wrote this on my Facebook page….
“Can’t imagine getting up early in the morning and rushing to work…and seeing my children off to school…only to hear my child’s teacher’s son came to school with a gun shooting to death his own mother…and stealing away the life and breath of my baby as well…and 17 other poor little children unfortunate enough to be that boy’s mother classroom.
And he takes his own life without enough courage to face me…
My, Lord…when will this come to an end?
Had that young merely taken his own life first…
This current situation is more than sad….
Christmas for those parents will never be the same…nor their lives…
I pray a peace that surpasses all understanding come to them all right now…in Jesus name…”
It has to be a parent’s worst nightmare. Many parents who sons and daughters have
enlisted in the arm services dread getting that call… or knock on their front door telling them that their son or daughter had been killed in battle.
But how do you deal with it when you are just starting your day and seconds into your child’s school session a
deranged intruder steps in wheeling guns and begins picking off your child and all his classmates. Bang
… And the teacher of the class… the school principal and other members of the staff and school?
How do you process that your little 5-year-old was just murdered in a place that you
thought was safe?
In a place where you prayed that he or she did their work… and did not interrupt the class
too much today… and you hoped that they didn’t get sick from anything they may have eaten last night?
After school you had book a dentist apartment… and afterward you were going to swing by your mom’s house to drop them off… your little child… his or her bigger sister and/or brother… while you went out to pick up a few more of their Christmas things?
How does 1 process that they will not be seeing their child smile up at them ever again?
Or won’t be able to look into their curious little eyes as they plead and beg you to buy them something?
How do you process that some 21-year-old boy… son of your child’s school teacher deciding that he hated his mother… and father soooo much… enough to not want to kill them… but KILLED them both? And then was selfish
enough to despise your child and every child in his mother’s classroom enough to kill them too?
The fact that he took his own life is really a non-issue here. I would not even go as far as to believe that he was deranged or suffered from some type of mental defect. Because the
whole story sounds like one motivated by selfishness. Because if it wasn’t then what was the purpose of also killing every child in that classroom?
Was he scornful or jealous of the little children that his mother got up to go teach everyday?
I cannot imagine what dispute or contempt he must have held for his parents …nor why?
But did he have to bring a family issue into that classroom?
What more than some kind of selfishness could have motivated him… that school teacher’s son to stand there and kill
off every little child in his mother’s classroom?
We will never know… not really even if somehow a glimmer of the truth somehow manages to surface.
But would it change anything?
What could it change?
No… I think not. It cannot bring back all… or even 1 of those innocent lives which it so ruthlessly took. Twenty-six people… 16 or 18 little children… between the ages of 5 to 10… whose parents will never forget yesterday… when they woke up their child was alive. And less than 3 or 4 hours later they were not.
I first heard this story when a cousin called me saying she thought I had heard. Somehow hearing her tell me of the very little she knew of the incident just did not impact me the way my reading about it on Facebook impacted me. It brought tears down my face. I was sadden all the night… and still am.
Yes, the gun laws should be changed in this country. For
the strong lobbyist that are so adamant against laws being put in place against guns… it is these very people who are not locking up their guns which become so readily accessible to their wacked out children… who think it fun to go to school and kill a bunch of people.
Between the movie theater… the various schools and now this act of senseless violence we
all should be saying enough is enough.
And this type of thing is growing… and will continue unless something definitively is done about guns… and those who carry them legally or illegally. For the illegals caught carrying gun… automatic life. I hate to say it… but they should not have a gun anyway.
For these parents who children take their guns and go out on a rampage… everything
they own should be taken. They can, of course, never repay for the lives that may have been taken by their child. But the parents should suffer financially as well… because evidently they were not paying attention …or the guns were too accessible to their wayward child.
But yes if penalties are not put in place… and I mean STRONG penalties where people loose things… this thing will not stop. And it must be made to stop… loosing all these innocent people… people who lives are forever changed through acts of violence with guns must stop. And the only real way to do that is to have very stiff laws… and probably it will have to be on the federal level like bank robberies being a federal offense in this country.
I really do not want to hear another story like this… or that movie theater… or about some Chinese guy who went into a school in China stabbing people… I truly do not… I am sicken by the level of crime we hear and read about today.
UPDATE: THURSDAY, December 20, 2012… In listening to a report of the number of gun shops within a 10 mile radius of the Sandy Nook Elementary School was appalling. Within a 10 mile range there are 37 guns near that school… and within a 3 county area the commentator said that there were nearly 400 gun stores in that area.
What could they be doing with that many gun shops near them?
It is insane.
It is a shame that the deaths of so many children ‘at 1 time‘… because yearly many children died from gun shot wounds… be they gang related or accidental. But this time it was not in the ‘hood’ …but in a suburban elementary school where the children were barely older than toddlers… and it was 20 of them at ‘1 time‘… along with other school personnel. Hate to say it… but maybe now the conversation about control becomes ‘real’ in America.
God bless… I have been forgetting to write that lately and only catch it about the time I just about ready to hit ‘publish.’ I guess I am becoming plague by some things. Personally I am fine… but when I think of others my heart goes out. And I think about them… and think about them… and pray for them.
There are so many people going through with something. And we should all consider them. Hope you enjoy your Christmas if I fail to write anything more between now and then.
hank you for reading this blog…and my others. Please be sure to continue to share this blog site with your family, co-workers and all your friends… “pass it on…” www.bsmith101.wordpress.com
Add a comment December 16, 2012