Does anyone else see the problem with proclaiming mass murders as “record breaking” and similarly, the “worst in our nation’s history”. I can’t help but think that this gives future sickos something to shoot for…if you will. I’m reading news articles this morning where schools (middle and high school and universities) have been getting threats since the tragic events Monday. Some are only reports suspicious activity, some are bomb threats. There has even been a note that threatens a mass killing and after which alludes to the murders at Virginia Tech.
Perhaps we shouldn’t concentrate on the numbers lost and the records that have been broken as if it is some Olympic sport. Instead, let’s focus on the individuals who have been lost and the healing of those who have been hurt.