We are shocked and saddened once again over another school shooting. This one was in Florida on what is supposed to be a day to show love – Valentine's Day.
We are only half way through February and it was the 18th school gun-related incident in 2018. Some of the incidents ended with no injuries, suicide or accidental shootings, but not so with the latest one.
A young man, a former student of the the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killed 17 and injured at least 15 teachers and students. It leaves us again wondering why.
We can only imagine what the students and teachers went through, what the parents went through, and what the law officers went through as they realized what was happening.
A school shooting is one of those things you try to prepare for, hope it never happens, and then can't believe it when it does. Hopefully, it will never stop shocking us and become just another thing we take for granted.
I don't know much about guns and I have never been one to advocate the removing of guns from law-abiding citizens, but I am beginning to wonder about the type of assault weapon used in Wednesday's shooting.
Most of us cannot understand how a person can actually decide to go out and start shooting innocent people. I know there has to be a mental breakdown of some sort, but we seem to be missing the signs.
There are times when we just want to stay home and hide from all evil. Evil is out there and we can't stop living life. The majority of people will never comprehend why this continues to happen in today's world.
Every time a school shooting happens we again wonder why. There is no good answer.
We can all remember when we could visit our children's schools, open the door and go right in.
Those days are in the past. Our schools are forced to lock the doors and we have to be allowed in for the safety of our children.
When we went to school teachers had to learn what to do in case of fire or tornado but today they have to add what to do if a shooter in on the premises.
Even with all of the precautions, tragedy happens. I guess we just have to try to be as safe as possible and pray it doesn't happen.
Let's remember the families of the victims, those who are fighting for their lives and all who will carry the awful memory of Feb. 14, 2018. Valentine's Day will never mean the same to those young people who survived such a senseless act of violence.