Lasting, Tragic Effects of a School Shooting

This story will break your heart. Then the next day, when you remember it, it will break your heart again.

Last September, the children of an elementary school in Townville, South Carolina joined the more than 135,000 other students from at least 164 US schools that have suffered a campus shooting.

The Washington Post’s John Woodrow Cox documents the 12 seconds of horror inflicted on the schoolchildren, but more importantly he uncovers the shooting’s lasting effects on the children. A must-read.

The Quote: “Please don’t make me go out there again,” said Ava Olsen on the prospect of returning to school.

Source: The Washington Post

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