Daniel Parmertor was buried the other day. He was 16
Demetrius Hewlin and Russel King Jr. will be buried tomorrow. They were 16 and 17 years old, respectively.
As I'm sure you've read, they were the victims of the senseless shootings that took place in yet another high school last week. This time it's Chardon, Ohio, that finds itself in the glare of the unwanted spot light.
How easy it is for me to type out the first 3 lines of this post. How unimaginably horrific this situation must be for the families of those 3 boys. I can't begin to imagine the depths of sadness and pain these people must feel. As a parent, we all say we feel their pain but that can't be true.
This latest tragedy begs the question, what the hell is going on?
These kinds of things are happening way too often. What ever happen to the days when you, as a parent, felt secure in the knowledge that your child would be safe for the day while in his or her school? When I dropped my kids off at the front door of their school and watched them walk away with their back pack and lunch, was I naive in thinking they were safe?
It seems I was.
And concerning the shooter, what is going on his world that he felt inclined to get a gun, go to school and open up on unsuspecting classmates? My gosh! What possibly could have led him to this desperate place?
Was it his home life? I knew plenty of kids when I was in school who's home life was anything but enjoyable, but thankfully, getting a gun and bringing it to school to take the life of fellow students, thus insuring the ruination of his own life, never came into play.
I wonder, is this a new thing, these horrific acts, or was this going on back in the day but because of the lack of 24 hour news outlets they went unheard?
I have way too many questions and not enough answers. These 16 and 17 year old boys were in the first 5 minutes of this marathon called life. All they did was go to school one day.
By tomorrow, all three will have been buried.
That just shouldn't be.