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
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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
In the months since the Newtown shooting, police believe that they have begun to piece together details about Adam Lanza‘s crimes, including the most mysterious and haunting aspect: his motive. Why did this young man kill his mother and then attack innocent children and teachers at a local elementary school? Why did 27 people die? More
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
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‚Äôs house. I mean, we live in New York City, anything can happen, right? But instead, I‚Äôve found that not only do I not have any anxiety over it, I don‚Äôt worry at all. More
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
Science teacher Ryan Herber is a hero of epic proportions. When shots rang out during his first-period class, he tried to “coax” the 16-year-old shooter to give up his gun. Herber is reportedly well-liked among the student body and “popular,” so the shooter told Heber that he didn’t want to shoot him. More
School shooting in California. I read those words and my heart dropped down, taking up residence somewhere near my toes. I sat in shock and disbelief for a couple seconds, unwilling to accept that after the national tragedy we just endured in Newtown, Connecticut, another school could erupt into gunfire so quickly More
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
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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
‚ÄúI miss you mom. I love you so much. You will be always in my heart,‚ÄĚ 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
‘m not sure how they want to compile this list and who exactly gets on this list. 38 states require or authorize the use of certain mental health records for use in a firearm background check, The Gun Control Act of 1968 prohibits gun sales to individuals who have been committed to a mental institution or ‚Äúadjudicated as a mental defective.‚ÄĚ I support that. I think individuals who are truly technically “insane” should not have access to firearms. That makes sense. But the idea of making a bigger list concerns me. More
We need to know that in our darkest times, when things like Hurricane Sandy happen, when Sandy Hook happens, when it seems there is no light or hope and that there is nothing good left in the world, that there is. It just goes without a face, and it goes with no membership fees, and it goes a lot of the time with no recognition. You can’t join Anonymous. But all of us are Anonymous. More