Oh, my! It has happened. Again!
What does one say about this latest spasm of senseless gun violence.
A 19-year-old man opened fire in Parkland, Fla., and killed 19 people in a local high school. Our hearts are broken. Once again!
The man was a former student at the high school. He was expelled for disciplinary cause.
As has been the practice of this blog, I won’t mention the shooter’s name. I don’t intend to give this maniac any more exposure other than to chronicle the incident for which he has been charged by Broward County officials.
I cannot yet fathom how this kind of violent explosion is allowed to continue in this country. The debate over gun control is going to commence in due course, if it hasn’t already.
Fox News’s Shepard Smith today read the list of the shootings since the tragedy that erupted at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. “Since Columbine in 1999, there have been 25 fatal, active school shooting incidents at elementary and high schools in America,” Smith said.
Twenty-five! Since 1999!
For the time being — and as the country continues to digest and process this tale of horror — I am left only to mourn and to pray for the souls of the victims.