It was just too much to take.
Seeing the parents breakdown was absolutely heartbreaking. It's a pain that I cannot even imagine. Seeing the children being led away from the school and then trying to make some sort of attempt to process what happened was devastating.
I'm a teacher.
I taught in New York for 3 years.
I have been through a Code Black at the middle school where I was teaching (luckily it turned out to be nothing serious).
I have been violently attacked by a student at the high school were I taught (not so lucky this time and very, very scary).
It saddens me to think that a place that is supposed to be safe becomes one that is filled with fear and apprehension. That is definitely how I felt after being attacked.
How do you recover from something like this?
What are the solutions? How can something be done now, not after months/years of discussion and debate?
There is just too much on my mind to write anymore about this or write about anything else ...
I'm off to Goa, India today for part 2 of my best friend's wedding (same one who got married in Germany).
I'll catch up when I return.
Stay safe. Show compassion. Take care of yourselves and one another.