No tears will bring you back, but I cry for your spirit anyway, which was taken from you today in an act of violence.
You were only 16, sitting in an English class.
You did not deserve what happened to you today.
I also cry for your family.
And for all the students at Platte Canyon High, Colorado...may you remember her always,
not as she died, but how she lived.
* Tragically, another shooting at a high school. The gunman is dead, but so is an innocent 16 year old girl. I edited out the full names, as some family members may not have yet been notified. (its barely 6pm here, 5PM in Denver area, she died around 430PM, less than an hour after being shot in the head by the yet-unidentified gunman) Much of the current media news still talks about her as wounded, but Emily died right after she arrived at St Anthony's.
The message? Hug your children, tell them you love them EVERY DAY, even as you send them off to school. I don't wish to sound morbid here, but school...it ain't what it used to be when I was a teenager.
[This message has been edited by Midnitesun (09-27-2006 09:59 PM).]