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Yesterday's events in Connecticut

Yesterday, twenty children got up, got dressed for school, had breakfast and probably searched the house for an elf before they kissed their parents good-bye for the last time. I watched the news in horror as the details unfolded.  I cried countless times thinking of those children and their loved ones and my heart broke more every time the body count went up.
Today I have heard some stories of the teachers and school employees who tried to protect the students.  Some were successful and some weren't, but all of them were heroes.
As a class mother to my son's kindergarten class (UK- reception), this really hits home for me.  I spend one full day a week in the school with 30 wonderful children and some really great teachers and teacher's aids.  I can't imagine someone coming in and ending lives.  It's a horrific event and I find it terrifying.  Since moving to the UK, my heart has always been in the US and I've wanted nothing more than to move back, but after what happened yesterday, that desire is a little bit less.
I don't understand why the gun laws haven't changed in America. What I want to know is how many people have to die before something is done about it? On Facebook today, there were countless posts with people saying things like if prayer was allowed in school something like this wouldn't have happened.  Why is no-body saying that if guns were illegal, those children & teachers probably wouldn't have died?  I just don't understand it.  Today, as a mother, I am glad to be raising my son in a country that has gun laws that make sense.

Comments

andrea said…
It has nothing to do with prayer and anyone that thinks so is deluding themselves. It is a tragedy and something has to change. Today.
Erren said…
I couldn't agree more Andrea. It's just crazy!

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