It bothered me. This isn't the first or 5th school shooting...just the first time OUR kids got a letter home about it.
I tried to figure out why it bothered me so much...likely 'cause I would not have chosen to let them know. Perhaps because it offended me that they think we needed other sources to help them, 'cause we're too stupid as parents to do it on our own? However, as was pointed out to me, it's in their faces via social media whether I like it or not, so best to address it.
I am not that far from Newtown, been there a few times. It bothered me too, and continues to do so.
They were at their dad's for the weekend. They have Ipads. They knew all about it when they got home on Sunday. Much like in Newtown, our kids have been taught "safety precautions" in the event that it hits their school. Get under the desk and put your hands over your heads.
Like that would've saved those poor babies.
I simply told them there was lots of bad people in the world. We can't live our lives in fear though, we still keep going through life. WTF else do you say to children about something so unpredictable, and horrific?
That's the "Duck and Cover" defensive maneuver. it's about as effective at saving lives as the Rhythm Method is at preventing them.
ok, who writes "goo goo at a at a, fukin jew heeb"?
"fuckyoubigot i dont like you're sig" "repeated annoying comments" The Lord is not my Shepherd for I am not a sheep.
The news media was so irresponsible in reporting this. They just ran with any tidbit they heard without checking sources or verifying. They even had the guy's name wrong, for christ's sake. First his mom was a teacher, then she was a sub, then she wasn't a teacher at all. It sickens me that they want to be first so badly that they throw out journalistic integrity.
I wanted to be a mass media murderer each time I saw one of the little children interviewed.
And, yes, I think they need to de-emphasize the killer somehow. I truly believe that this feeds into some sick people's minds to go down in a blaze of glory.