About 70 miles down the road, a mother sent her son to school yesterday. She sent him to receive an education. What he received was a fatal gunshot wound to the head. This mother will never hold her baby again. He was fourteen years old.
My mind has raced since about 3PM yesterday when it came across the radio. I can’t think of anything else. It was the last thing I thought about before I went to sleep last night and the first thing that crossed my mind this morning.
I cannot imagine this mother’s pain. I cannot imagine the trauma those students that witnessed the shooting are dealing with now. I cannot imagine how the parents of the shooter must feel.
Our babies and killing our babies. WHY?!?
They keep saying this was an isolated incident and that our schools are safe. Oh yeah? Tell that to Todd Brown’s mother. One isolated incident is one too many. One grieving mother is one too many.
What are we, as a society, doing wrong? I can think of a list of things, but this isn’t the time or place. I will say that now, more than ever, I am determined to stay at home with my son for the first 5 years of his life, to give him as much love and guidance as possible, to be a good role-model, to show him respect and how to show respect.
I just don’t know. I am so scared for the world that my son will grow up in, but I know that if I do my part, that is all I can do.
My prayers are going out to all students at Discovery Middle School, to all families mourning, to the victims family, and to the shooter’s family.