Saturday, February 17, 2018

Tribute & sorrow : Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Fla

Tribute at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
in Parkland, Fla.
credits: Associated Press Reports

There is no fire like greed,
No crime like hatred,
No sorrow like separation,


words of

It was Valentine's Day! A special day for teenagers. It's a festive day at school! Teens and teachers include it into school curriculum.

"It was just a brief 'Happy Valentine's,"

Tyra Hemans, a 19-year-old student

Valentine's Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
in Parkland, Fla. 
credits: Wilfredo Lee / AP

However at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, this afternoon has left 17 teenagers and teachers dead and numerous others injured. They were fatally shot by a 17 years-old ex-student.

How can a 17th teenager be armed? 

He claimed the lives of students with their whole lives ahead of them, along with those of the teachers who tried to protect them.

credits:  Larry Marano/REX/Shutterstock

I don't forget Sandy HookI have no words, I am devastated, absolutely devastated every time I read about a new shooting at an American school. I have no words.

The news said that it was the 18th school shooting since the 1st January? Is it possible?

As a teacher, I can feel the sadness and sorrow of the families so as the anger young people and families who lost their friends, schoolmates, teachers and beloved sons.

Students grieving each victim
credits: Gerald Herbert/Associated Press

In the days since the shooting, many students are frustrated at the expectation that nothing will change.

How it's too easy to enter school buildings? - some students and parents are asking, I read. Me too, I asked myself.

Grieving students
credits: Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images

Some are questioning whether adults really understand the pain they are feeling. They are children. They believe in peace and a world without guns.

“There should not be lives lost in schools like this.”

I believe that children, teachers, parents and families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting must keep their privacy. So I don't mentionne names or publish photos of the victims.

 Grieving students, parents and teachers
credits: Giorgio Viera/EPA

Once again, I repeat North's words: 

"It is our job to watch over the children of the world and keep them safe. For as long as they believe in us, we will guard them with our lives." 

North, Rise of the Guardians

It will be so difficult for students and teachers to come back to high school in  a few days!

A student wrote: "RIP and fly with the angels. You will be greatly missed, and we will always love you and celebrate your beautiful life."

May the teens and families take a breath to handle this horrendous sorrow!


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