That's soooo scary, NIK. I've heard that it can stay with people for a really long time, like post traumatic stress disorder.
We/I have a nephew who graduated from college within the past few years and his school was on the national news for a shooting, too. Prior to that tragedy, we hadn't even realized what school he went to. They even had a pet named after one of the school's sports teams, but we didn't know them well enough to know the origin of the pets name.
This same family had moved from New England further south and on the news in the past few years was another school shooting, where all their kids went!
Sometimes it's hard to digest all that's going on in the world and I've been saddened to hear good people asking why still be good, when so many people get away with not having to?
I've returned to college in recent years and there have been two classes where other students put up comments or video about national/international news and actually got reamed out for it, though it was very neutral media and nicely done. So this really hit home but it made me think in advance to put a little p.s. like that.
Again many thanks, NIK.Ashland 13
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