In the wake of another tragic, senseless act of violence, I find myself sad beyond sad.  I worried about school violence when my children were in high school because our local public school had a reputation for problems and fights.  But now that another local school that many considered a shining star has become the latest scene of a horrific nightmare, it is apparent that nowhere is immune.  My heart goes out to the families who lost loved ones.   I resist the urge to point at the political issues swirling around us and become involved in a debate.  Instead, I choose to focus on the amazing reaction in our community.  The coming together and support people have provided to each other is a reminder that there are a lot of good people in this world.  People who care.  Thank you to the heroes.  The teachers who protected the children.  Thank you to the first responders who provided exemplary care and comfort to the victims and the survivors.

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