This week, one of my former students was killed in what may have been a random act of violence. Except when is violence random? I go back and click one of the news websites over and over to see his face. To remember. I hate that two lives were extinguished, and four others may follow shortly if the suspects become convicted murderers and receive the death penalty.


More than anything, I want to rewind time and say to the shooter(s), don’t do what you’re about to do.