2 Dead And Rising; We Need To End This Madness Of Killing Children

Wow. I can’t believe we have to talk about yet another one. Another killing. Another senseless act of crime. Nothing has changed. Nothing has made it harder to get guns.

According to the NYtimes, The scene in Benton, Ky., on Tuesday was the worst so far in 2018: Two 15-year-old students were killed and 17 more people were injured. But it was one of at least 11 shootings on school property recorded since Jan. 1, and roughly the 50th of the academic year.

Researchers and gun control advocates say that since 2013, they have logged school shootings at a rate of about one a week.
“We have absolutely become numb to these kinds of shootings, and I think that will continue,” said Katherine W. Schweit, a former senior F.B.I. official and the co-author of a study of 160 active shooting incidents in the United States.

One girl who was shot, Bailey Nicole Holt, died at the scene; a boy, Preston Ryan Cope, died of his injuries at a hospital.

Bryson Conkwright, a junior at the school, said he was talking with a friend on Tuesday morning when he spotted the gunman walking up near him. “It took me a second to process it,” Mr. Conkwright, 17, said in an interview. “One of my best friends got shot in the face, and then another one of my best friends was shot in the shoulder.”
Will you pray?