Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sad to Report: 30TH School Shooting Since Newtown

From Moms Demand Action:

Details are still unfolding, but at least two children are in critical condition after a shooting today at a middle school in Roswell, New Mexico. Witnesses say a 13-year-old student shot a 14-year-old classmate in the face: http://tinyurl.com/kd9odt8 (from the Albuquerque Journal).

The scene of parents waiting in a school parking lot to find out if their child was shot is all too common in America. Mothers will no longer be silent about the epidemic of gun violence across our nation, and we will continue to speak out for the safety of our children and families.

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Update:  After the 12-year old (!) pulled out a shotgun and fired, according to the AP, he was "quickly stopped by one staff member who walked right up to him and asked him to set down the firearm, which he did." Superintendent Tom Burris stated, "In the 10 seconds that transpired from the time of this thing starting until the teacher had control of the weapon, there was no cowardice."   He continued, "There was protection for our kids.  Everyone acted and did their duties today at Berrendo Middle School."  

An 11-year old boy and 13-year old girl were shot; the boy is in critical condition and the girl in serious condition. 

And once again, a teacher/staff person stood between students and a gun.  

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Thank you for sharing this. A brave teacher. A horrible reality.