This picture will be forever in my mind’s eye. I teach classes to people who will be teachers, and I like to think that I give them the knowledge and skills to handle nearly everything that could happen in the classroom. Today, I realized that there are some things that one can never prepare for. Nothing in my repertoire could possibly teach someone how to deal with such a tragedy. This isn’t supposed to happen to anyone anywhere, and it happened to innocent children at school.

I just can’t, you guys. It’s too much. Hold a little tighter to those you love.