Normally these days Wednesday night is my night off to decompress and not have a crime filled night at least one night of the week. I haven’t even finished going through my e-mails when I came across this article about the Sparks Middle School shooting and a quote from the sister-in-law of Michael Landsberry, the teacher who lost his life in the shooting protecting other students.
“It’s not supposed to happen here,” said the slain teacher’s sister-in-law. “We’re just Sparks — little Sparks, Nevada. It’s unreal.”
While I am truly sorry for their family’s loss we need to stop thinking like this. Think of all the towns nobody heard of before tragedies like this befell them, Littleton, Jonesboro, Red Lake, Thurston, Paducah. Do I need to go on? It can and will happen here wherever here is until we come together as a society and take preventive measures that this will never happen again. Unfortunately coming together is something we still need to work on.