Friday, December 14, 2012
Shock and dismay for my hometown
Today, Newtown made national headlines, for all the wrong reasons.
A local elementary school here was the scene of the latest lone gunman gone berserk. Twenty-seven people died this morning, most of them little kids.
I worked all day at the p/t job I've been at for less than a month. I absolutely could not believe this happened here.
I was concerned about trouble getting home from work tonight, as i heard someone saying earlier in the day the police were doing car by car searches, but that was really in a different part of town and didn't affect me at all.
I am sure I will be hearing much more about this as the days go on. You probably know as much as I do at this point. A 20-year-old man is the suspect, and he shot and killed his mother, a teacher who worked at the school, as well as a bunch of other people, before he died.
As someone here was already quoted, "we thought this was the safest place in America."