Our kids need our help. ALL of our kids need our help


Our kids need our help.

Our nation is in trouble.

Grief of this kind is not tenable.

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A suburban Denver high school student who was shot in the head by a classmate died Saturday afternoon, hospital officials and her family said.

“It is with heavy hearts that we share that at 4:29 p.m. this afternoon, Claire Davis passed away, with her family at her side,” a statement from Littleton Adventist Hospital said.

Please do not forget this:

“Karl Pierson, 18, shot Davis, who just happened to be sitting nearby with a friend as Pierson, armed with a shotgun, ammunition strapped to his body, Molotov cocktails and a machete, entered the school and headed toward the library. Davis appeared to be a random target, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson has said.”

Karl Pierson shot and killed himself.

80 seconds was all it took for two young people to die.

My son could see the police helicopters hover above the high school which is not far from his.

I received this text from my son:

“Hey mom there was a shooting nearby everyone is fine here. We are on lockdown.”

A message like this one should not be so Matter of Fact.

My son could see the police cars and SWAT teams make their way towards the school.

We did not know then, but it was too late.

Two young lives lost. Two families caught in tragic spirals of grief.

A city left, again, in tatters.

There is nothing to say. No words can fix this.

We need help.

Our kids need help.

Our nation is in trouble.

We are grieving.



No. Not so much.


Where is the money for Mental Health services?




~ by Step On a Crack on December 22, 2013.

3 Responses to “Our kids need our help. ALL of our kids need our help”

  1. Mental health services and gun control of SOME kind.
    What a terrible waste.


  2. The money … do you really want to know where all our money is?
    And how did a child get into a school with a shotgun?
    No one is watching the kids.
    More laws will not fix that problem, unless it would be a new law that everyone has to obey the current laws?
    Jen, I feel so very sorry, too. Littleton has to be about sick of this, as we all should be. But what, really, is the answer?
    I am so sorry your son had to experience this dreadful thing.
    But, you know, I think it’s the Winkel in him that caused him to text you in a calm voice…Not to worry Mom, not to panic, not to go beyond that most wonderful news that he was safe…


  3. Praying that posts like these will become relics of a distant past. Thanks for your touching look at such a tragic event, my friend.


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