This Friday morning 11 days from Xmas all over the country a normal routine that many parents are all too well familiar with took place of getting up and getting their kids ready and dropping them off to where parents feel their kids will be a safe, school.
In a small school in Newtown Connecticut though something that is just not supposed to happen occurred and soon after 9:30am this morning the news started to break out all over the country. A shooter or shooters as details are still coming out went into an elementary school and soon after shots rang out and when they stopped the body count resulting from this was at least 27 dead with at least 18 of them being children.
I can tell you as a parent waking up to this my heart just wept profusely when I thought of those parents running to the school looking for their kids praying their child was not among the 18. I know sports is supposed to be a break from such ugly realities but I write this to offer my most heartfelt deepest deepest condolences to all the victims from this tragic day. About now all over the country kids will start to be let out from school. When your child comes home be thankful, hold them and tell them you love them cause tomorrow is never promised to no one.
Here are some reactions from around twitter about today’s sad news.
I want to throw up reading the news about the shooting at a Conn Elementary school.WTF is happening to our society? Just awful.
— Kevin Burkhardt (@KBurkhardtSNY) December 14, 2012
Can’t believe what happened in my home state. Thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the school shooting in CT
— St Lucie To Flushing (@PSLToFlushing) December 14, 2012
Thoughts and prayers going out to the families affected by the tragedy in Connecticut. Life is so unpredictable..
— Jennifer Sedler (@JenniferSedler) December 14, 2012
— Matthew Cerrone (@matthewcerrone) December 14, 2012
I want to go get my kids out of school right now and NEVER let them leave the house again
— Bill Price (@TheBitterBill) December 14, 2012
Just back from kids’ elem school for parent-teach conf can’t even summon ability 2 turn TV on Prayers to families touched by Ct gun insantiy
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 14, 2012
Sick to my stomach over Newtown School shooting. Lived in denver during Columbine cant fathom this again. Cliche but appreciate what u have
— Craig Carton (@cc660) December 14, 2012
Prayers to the families in Connecticut. Just speechless.
— Bob Klapisch (@BobKlap) December 14, 2012
1 of saddest days ever in america. Just terrible.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 14, 2012
Absolutely sickening.What goes on in these people’s heads!Prayers go out to all those affected.Changes are needed!!
— Frank J. Viola, Jr. (@FrankViola16) December 14, 2012