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    As an elementary school teacher, I am devastated to learn of the deaths of the young Connecticut school children and the caring adults who devote their careers working with them. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families and colleagues and to the first responders dealing with this desperate situation. [:-apple][:-angel][:-apple]
    Mike Hamer

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • #2
    Words can't describe what it going on in the school children's mind right now; they will probably be messed up for life. Nothing like this even remotely happened when I was a kid; now regretfully it is almost getting commonplace...as a society we're f*cked up
    John

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    • #3
      A parent's nightmare for sure. I will be spending time this weekend talking to each of my building principals to prepare them for the opening of school on Monday. We have security measures in place which we will review, and we will discuss how to address parental concerns, which are bound to be forthcoming.
      Bruce

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      • #4
        As a retired K-8 school administrator and teacher I can't imagine what would cause a person to hurt innocent children. It just boggles my mind. I had to deal with innocent children dying from cancer or in car accidents but nothing even comes close to this. Having recently lost a son (age 35) I can't even bear to be in a room with a news program on. My heart and tears go out to the parents and members of that community. We have a close friend who lived through the tragic Our Lady of Angels School fire in Chicago as a student. She can't get the episode out of her mind. It has been with her every day since the episode some 60+ years ago. What a sad sad day for all of us. Living here in Tucson not very far away from where the senseless mass killing of innocents and wouding of Congresswoman Giffords, her aides, friends and neighbors resided I think we need to find a solution to this problem fast. Enough is enough.

        Later, Dave S. Tucson, AZ

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        • #5
          devastating.. what has happened to our society in the US.

          Mike M

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          • #6
            I happened to be off all day today, and only after mowing the yard and mulching the leaves did I see this story. After that I have been glued to the TV all the rest of the day. My biggest thought is what everybody else is thinking, why, I mean why those children?? We just lost a baby last week, we were only 8 weeks pregnant, but still the loss of any child is devastating. My prayers are with all these parents, as well as with the family of the disturbed young man that caused all this chaos.

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            • #7
              I have not watched news these past days.

              ?????

              regards Mario
              " Stay Motivated in Life "

              http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_mario_rapinett.html

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              • #8
                The sad thing, Mike is that it isn't just the US. Look at the massacres in such places as Norway, France, Brazil, Russia, Germany, Finland, Canada, Argentina, Scotland, Yemen, Azerbaijan and in China, slashing attacks against school kids (one reported just today).

                A list from 1996 to date.

                http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0777958.html

                For sure, most occur in the US but the world has definately become a more hostile place for our children.

                My thoughts and prayers are with the poor families that are grieving the loss of their young ones. I can't fathom what they are going through tonight.
                Look out for #1, but don\'t step in #2!



                Andy Keeney

                Dewitt, MI

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                • #9
                  I'm with you Mike. But we might as well face it, as long as our laws cater to the criminals and glorify their action with no death penalties, they will continue to kill us off with no fear of being put to death themselves. We die, they get the free room and board, and the lawers paid off by us as well.


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                  • #10
                    A very sad day. Life will never be the same for so many.

                    A member of my wifes family had a small child murdered and it was a very troubling and remains so 14 years later.

                    My heart goes out to all the families of the dead and all at the school.

                    Larry

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                    • #11
                      Just found the info

                      So sorry for all Americans [:-cry]


                      http://www.smh.com.au/world/live-upd...215-2bfx0.html
                      " Stay Motivated in Life "

                      http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_mario_rapinett.html

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                      • #12
                        It is also sad that many states, including New York State, used to have State Troopers present on school grounds as School Resource officers,to stop such needless actions of these "dirt bags". The states have stopped this program because they can no longer afford it in their budgets. Had this school had an Officer, this tragedy may not have happened. I think our President should make this mandatory.

                        Rich

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                        • #13
                          quote:


                          Originally posted by desertdrover


                          I'm with you Mike. But we might as well face it, as long as our laws cater to the criminals and glorify their action with no death penalties, they will continue to kill us off with no fear of being put to death themselves. We die, they get the free room and board, and the lawers paid off by us as well.


                          Agree.

                          Why don't the prisoners work and pay for their upkeep. Giving them all this free crap is like a pat on the back.

                          The lawyers are making the laws soooooo, they make the victim the 'bad guy'. You cannot get lawyer fees out of someone that has been executed.

                          And, the gun control nuts and the media are going crazy over this.

                          Guns don't kill people, people kill people.

                          Rich

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                          • #14
                            I hope that we don't turn this into a political discussion. It always goes down hill from there![V]
                            Look out for #1, but don\'t step in #2!



                            Andy Keeney

                            Dewitt, MI

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                            • #15
                              quote:



                              Guns don't kill people, people kill people.

                              Rich



                              Guns don't kill people when they are not in the hands of people that want to use them either.

                              Take away the guns............

                              take away the ability to use them.

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