Another One Bites The Dust
I went to high school a long time ago.
Even then, we had security guards at all the doors.
Even then, or actually the year after I graduated, the principal was stabbed. (He survived).
Even then, that same year, a girl was shot by another in the restroom. (She survived).
Last year, a young man killed little first graders and others at Sandy Hook Elementary, then killed himself.
Yesterday, a high school kid in Colorado came to school with a shotgun, tried to shoot a teacher, did shoot another student (we hope will survive) and killed himself.
Those tragedies are evil. The perpetrators are crazy.
That is really my point — the shooters are crazy. They did not come from deprived backgrounds. They were not devoted to a cause. They were not terrorists. They were not robbers (except of life) with something to gain. They were angry and misplaced their anger. They chose to harm others. They chose to kill themselves as well. (The kids at my old school were more direct in their targets and did not harm themselves except by getting criminal records).
I don’t know much about the upbringing of these perpetrators, but it seems they came from normal, even above average families. We want a reason. We want an explanation that we can understand. Instead, it makes no sense. That it because these acts were crazy and one does not usually understand crazy. These acts were evil. Even nice kids from nice families are capable of evil.
Satan is active among us. God help us!