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Friday, December 14, 2012

School Shooting in Connecticut

What a horrible tragedy, the school shooting in Connecticut. Twenty young school children shot down in cold blood. Murdered.  A young principal, teachers and other school people shot down in cold blood. All of the shootings in the last few years in Colorado, Virginia and Oregon were horrible.  We had a shooting in Salt Lake a few years back at the Trolley Square shopping center.  These tragedys seem to happen more and more often.  But this shooting, in which most of the murders were little kids seem even more horrible.  Little girls and little boys, who we all assumed, would be safe within the walls of their school, were shot down.

I picture back when my Son Alex was that age and when he went off in excitement to our neighbor schood each day.  Looking forward to being with his friends and teachers.  I cannot bear to think of the pain these parents must be going through tonight. 

As I watch the news I cannot help myself from crying with the images of the small victims in my mind.

It makes realize how simple my life was when I was in elementary school.  It makes me feel lucky to have grown up in an Ozzie and Harriet existence.

I pray for the victims and their families.  I pray for the policemen and emergency personnel who had to respond to this scene.  I pray for the school kids who survived the assault of gunfire but who no doubt will be changed forever.

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