While I was at my daughters school for her festivities, I looked along the row of chairs that they had the children sit in. I would say it was probably 20 to 25 kids all sitting there smiling laughing, doing what little kids do. I looked at my daughters mom and I said you know what, for perspective, that whole row of white chairs is gone. She knew exactly what I meant. Here are these children, growing up in a shitty world. Not knowing that just two hours earlier 18 little people like them, were murdered in cold blood.
I don’t cry over the news, I think it’s because I’ve been desensitized, but I will admit this one hit different. There is no reason why a person would wake up, drive to an elementary and start shooting. What is bothering me the most and making me sick to my stomach is the other day Sophia was getting upset because she couldn’t put her shoes on and she finally said help me daddy. Now think about the sounds that those children made and the screams of help for mommy and daddy that went unanswered.
These kids did not deserve this, their families did not deserve this, law-enforcement and medics that had to walk into that school and see those lifeless bodies did not deserve this.
When I looked on Twitter, the first post that I saw was not a “pray for the parents”, it was about gun control. How much of an ignorant insensitive fuck do you have to be to politicize the death of 18 children before their bodies are even off the floor? These children were three days away from being on their summer break, and now their families have to prepare a funeral.