Out of the blue, in the most unlikely of all places, yet another school shooting has happened in America. Yesterday I was on Facebook when I saw some disturbing posts from Chardon. My daughter's friend Kim was frantic, the idyllic little town her family calls home was upside down with helicopters circling, police barricades and tv cameras everywhere.
Every parent in every town in America can feel the pain and fear that that these families now know first hand. We can't fathom that it would happen here, but neither could Chardon.
Over the next few days they will dissect the possible reasons, already they are saying the shooter was bullied. Some students said they knew he had a bad home life. Even with all the pressures that teens face, none of this makes any sense.
It was sunny and the wind was making the flags over town fly proudly Monday. It felt like just another normal day in our little town and I was thinking how Chardon felt just like this, until yesterday.