This shouldn't happen to children.
This shouldn't happen to teachers. Or schools. Or families. And friends. And neighbors. And communities. And horrified parents all over the world who are turning off TVs and closing down laptops because they can't stomach another headline or heart-breaking discovery.
And this sure as hell shouldn't keep happening in a country that continues to create new lows for violence and horror and despair and senseless, unexplainable, unforgivable acts of violence and cold-blooded murder.
You don't have to be a parent to feel rattled tonight. This season of joy and peace has been interrupted with grief and shock and a deep, gnawing fear that you can never really protect your children from monsters.
I don't want to hear about motives. I don't care about history or warning signs or profiling. I just want it to end.
This shouldn't happen.