April 20, 1999
I was sitting there in my school, St. Teresa’s Catholic school and in Colorado, Dylan Cliebold and Eric Harris had shot up the school. This was in 1999. Those two had killed 13 students and some teachers, including a young woman who said she believed in God. Then the killers took their own lives. That was it.
Fast forward to April 9, 2014. We now have a stabbing in Pennsylvania with 20 students. I’m listening to AM760 and Gloria Neale, my favorite person in the whole wide world, is sweet. She said though, with a somber expression in her voice, that 4 students in the school were life flighted to a hospital and they will be ok. At least I hope. But what happened to Claire Davis? She was shot at Arapaho High School. There was a lot of stuff in all the school shootings.
There is a book I’d recommend. Ceremonial Violence: the Psychological Effects of School Shootings. It’s a good book, but still, I don’t know. I’d have to see more of the serial killers’ names in that book to say more.
This raises the question: should weapons be given to teachers? Well, what has this world come to? You got teenagers shooting each other, stabbing each other, hacking limbs off of each other. What in the world! Must I say that we need to cover healthcare for these poor people who got stabbed and shot. Republicans will do what they can to repeal Obamacare. They’re nuts. Oh, my radio sure went out. Why? Oh, she’s back.
Well, I want guaranteed coverage for preexisting conditions such as mental illness, heart disease and so on. What if my daughter’s raped? She needs or would need counseling and other things, healthcare so she doesn’t have a baby too young and so on.
Now I’m on my way to work for the morning.