Take A Deep Breath
I’m sure you’ve all heard this awful, heart-wrenching news out of Connecticut:
At least 18 children were killed Friday in a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that left a total of 27 people dead, officials told CBS News.
CBS News senior correspondent John Miller said that the death toll was preliminary and likely to change. CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports that nine adults were killed in the shooting. At least one teacher was wounded.
It is unclear if there was more than one gunman at the school. Miller reports authorities have an individual in custody who investigators said may be a possible second shooter.
Law enforcement sources told Miller that preliminary and unconfirmed information indicates that the gunman was the father of a student. Officials also told Miller that the suspect is around 20 years old who apparently drove to the school from New Jersey.
Now, I’ve seen both sides within hours jump to outrageous conclusions about gun control, the President’s response, why our society is failing etc. I know we’re all very strong in our opinions on these subjects, and that’s okay. But there comes a time to put it them on hold. This is one of those times.
Here’s my advice: take a deep breath. Wait.
We should let the police do their work and let the families mourn before either side starts talking about gun control or anything political.
This is a tragedy, have the dignity to treat it like one.