I could turn this into a "this is why we homeschool" post, but I won't.
Yesterday, a 20-year-old man broke into an elementary school and shot 26 people, including the principal, a school psychologist, and 20 first-graders.
That's right. 20 children the same age as Thing 1. 20 children who went to school expecting to color, practice their reading and writing, sing about Santa Claus, and hear their beloved teacher read to them. 20 children who wanted to play on the swings and monkey bars at recess and sit with their friends at lunch. 20 children whose parents sent them off with a good breakfast and a kiss good-bye.
20 families whose children will never come home.