Opinion: Student Examines Feelings After Newtown Tragedy

Dec. 18, 2012 / By



By JOHNNY FLORES JR/Coachella Unincorporated

My parents drop me off at school everyday. They say goodbye and wish me a good day. They trust that all will go well that day and that I will be able to share my day with them at dinnertime.

But the parents of 20 boys and girls at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, faced the unimaginable. After sending them off to school, as my parents do everyday, these parents learned their children would not be coming home from school on December 14. A gunman had shot his way into their school and murdered their children and six educators.

Horrific, tragic, horrible, heartbreaking. These are just some of the words that have been used to describe this mass shooting, but they can’t truly describe the despair and helplessness we all feel.

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