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Tuesday, October 03, 2006
A Moment of Silence and Prayer
Yesterday morning, a man walked into a small Amish school in the next county over. He took the one room school hostage, released the male students, and three of the adult women working here. He then tired up the girls that were there, shot them, and then shot himself. It was a senseless act of violence. Please say a prayer for the victims and thier families.

It's easy to read about a shooting in another part of the country and go on with the attitude that things like that happen in other places. It shocks you to the core when it's less than 100 miles from your house. It becomes so much more real. My heart goes out to the families that lost a daughter yesterday, the families who have daughters fighting for their lives in hospitals, and to the gunman's family. He left behind a wife and three children who are as much a victim in this act of violent cowardice as the families of the girls. May the Divine hold them close and help them through this difficult time.
posted by Angel at 10/03/2006 10:42:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤


  • At 4:05:00 PM, Blogger Dorothy

    So sad that this has happened. I do hope their families receive some ease to their grief and that the girls in hospital recover fully and get help dealing with the trauma.

  • At 7:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Thanks for the comment on my blog. I see this incident is on your mind, too. It's so very sad.