Tom Treece

Regrettably, I read through that two of our area school devices were being shuttered just lately by credible threats of school violence. Coming on the heels of the new tragic shootings at Michigan’s Oxford Superior Faculty — exactly where 4 college students ended up brutally murdered and 7 other people wounded — why should really we be stunned?

After all, in the 20 yrs considering the fact that the Columbine killings, The us has endured 229 additional college shootings. Last 12 months on your own, 32 learners died from gunfire on college grounds.

So we get at the h2o cooler, shake our collective heads and mutter to every single other, “Can you believe that it!” ahead of likely on with our working day and awaiting the next a person.

However, though looking at of this most current episode 1 matter jumped out at me.

For starters, 15-12 months-aged Ethan Crumbley’s Christmas current from his mothers and fathers this yr was a 9 mm handgun bought for him just the previous week.