Topic: school shooting

Mom Arrested For Super Lame April Fool’s Prank

Mom Arrested For Super Lame April Fool's Prank

I have no issue with April Fool’s Day. I like harmless pranks especially if it involves me waking up my kids early so I can see them eat cereal that turns a different color. That stuff to me is totally harmless. And it usually only happens once a year. But this dumb mom in South Carolina pulled a prank that any normal adult should no better to do, when she told her daughter who lives out of state that a gunman was loose at Virginia College, where she is an employee. More »

Discovery Learning Academy Gunman Thwarted By Heroic School Bookkeeper Antoinette Tuff

Discovery Learning Academy Gunman Thwarted By Heroic School Bookkeeper Antoinette Tuff

Yesterday in suburban Atlanta a 20-year-old gunman entered Discovery Learning Center with an AK-47 assault rifle and other weapons and bags of ammunition. The school has students ranging in grades from preschool to grade five. The gunman, Michael Brandon Hill, is said to have entered behind a parent who had been buzzed in the front door by the school staff. He stormed into the school office and demanded a news crew film his shootout with police, where he said he intended to die. More »

Vile Teenage Murderer Insults Victims’ Families One Last Time Before Spending His Life In Jail

Vile Teenage Murderer Insults Victims' Families One Last Time Before Spending His Life In Jail

Let’s start with the good news. T.J. Lane, a teenage boy who fatally shot three teenagers and wounded three more, will be spending the rest of his life in jail. He was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole. This monster will waste away in a jail cell and we’ll never have to talk about him again. But before that eventuality, he wanted to hurt and torture his victims’ families one more time. More »

(UPDATE) Parent’s Worst Nightmare: Man Kills School Bus Driver And Holds 6-Year-Old As Hostage In Underground Bunker

(UPDATE) Parent's Worst Nightmare: Man Kills School Bus Driver And Holds 6-Year-Old As Hostage In Underground Bunker

Such a horrible and scary new story to wake up to and because so few details are known at this point, I will be updating this article as soon as we have more information. All I know is that what we do know is one of the worst things you can ever imagine your child going through, and I feel so awful for the parents of this child who I’m sure want nothing more than to have their little boy home safe and sound. A deadly Alabama school bus shooting started Tuesday afternoon when a man in his 60′s shot a school bus driver and took a six-year-old boy hostage and kept him in an underground bunker through the night. The incident started at about 3:40 near a church in Midland City, Alabama and local residents are saying that the gunman has lived in the area for about two years. More »

SAHM No More: I Refuse To Worry About My Kids’ Safety

SAHM No More: I Refuse To Worry About My Kids' Safety

This is the first year that my son walks to and from school by himself and spends several hours alone at a time before I get back from work. Before we started this new schedule, I was pretty sure that I would be frantically worried if he failed to answer one of my text messages promptly or was late getting to a friend’s house. I mean, we live in New York City, anything can happen, right? But instead, I’ve found that not only do I not have any anxiety over it, I don’t worry at all. More »

Where Were The ‘Good Guys With Guns’ Today To Prevent The Lone Star College Shooting?

Where Were The 'Good Guys With Guns' Today To Prevent The Lone Star College Shooting?

This afternoon, mayhem and tragedy struck another educational institution in our country. Lone Star College‘s North Harris campus, where roughly 10,000 students and faculty were today, is still scrambling after gun violence left several people wounded. The location of this shooting prompted one rather poignant response from us here at the Mommyish offices, “Isn’t Texas ground zero for ‘good guys with guns’?” More »

Two Weeks After Mass Shootings, Sandy Hook Students Being Prepared For Back To School

Two Weeks After Mass Shootings, Sandy Hook Students Being Prepared For Back To School

I can’t imagine what it must be like for these kids, and their parents, and the teachers who have to resume a normal life after this. It’s heartbreaking to consider, how one can heal, how you can move foreword, how you can ever let your children leave the house again. To me, they are all so terribly brave. I think about being a teacher from Sandy Hook and seeing all these little faces looking up at me and it’s heart-wrenching. More »

Charity Offers Flooding Into Newtown After The Sandy Hook Shootings

Charity Offers Flooding Into Newtown After The Sandy Hook Shootings

When so many of us are still so sad after the Sandy Hook killings left 27 dead, it is so amazingly heart-warming to read about all of the good samaritans who are trying to help the community any way they can. People all over the world mourn for this community. When the world is getting ready to celebrate Christmas, we are one with the people who have their holidays cloaked in sadness because of all of the lives lost. More »

Despite The Fact He Murdered Numerous People, Ryan Lanza Misses His Brother, Adam (UPDATE)

Despite The Fact He Murdered Numerous People, Ryan Lanza Misses His Brother, Adam (UPDATE)

“I miss you mom. I love you so much. You will be always in my heart,” he wrote.

It’s a tragic gift that Adam Lanza killed his mother Nancy. I don’t know how a parent could survive if their son committed a crime like this and then killed himself. If it were my own son I couldn’t go on. It would be a crushing, relentless, second by second sense of “mommy guilt.” I think she is probably lucky she is dead. Maybe she could have lived her life and gotten years and years of therapy and had gone on to help the victim’s families, but if it were me, I couldn’t even breathe. More »