This afternoon a 14-year-old 9th grader was shot in the head outside of the Biology classroom by a fellow 9th grade student. Click HERE for NEWS LINK. Preliminary news reports state the shooter just walked up behind him and shot. I just breaks my heart to think that two teen age lives are now ruined. What happened? I ask this question for 5 reasons (Erica, Jackson, Noah, Graden and Sophie). I have been around school shootings some in my life (my highschool was the site of the first school shooting several years after I had graduated) but since becoming a Dad, I think about it more. I pray tonight for both sets of parents and what they must be going through. I realize that no one can understand what they are going through.
As a Chaplain for the Huntsville Police Department, I have been put on call for the first part of the week to be one of the support resources for the students at the school. This is one of the reasons that I became a chaplain but I’m not looking forward to getting that call.
Please God, be with these families and all those affected by this great tragedy. Let them feel your presence and know the comfort that only You can bring.
I just heard as I was writing this that the young man has died.