a fatal shooting at my son's school
My community is still reeling from an early morning stabbing of a 15 yr. old boy by another student at the high school my son attends. They opened up the school over the week-end for people to gather, and there have been 2 candlelight vigils, organized by students.
The victim (from the news reports) sounded like a great kid - sweet and respectful of others. The perp (age 16) had psychological problems and his occasional perturbing one line comments were just passed over by other kids until after the event. He blurted out when police came for him, "I did it, I did it" "I hope he will be OK, I don't want him to die!" He will be tried as an adult.
What a tragedy for both sets of parents. I don't know how the inner cities cope with the more frequent occurance of these things.
A prayer request for all concerned for those of you who pray.