Thursday, December 17, 2009

The day my job finally drove me to drink.

After the homecoming game, one of my former ninth grade physical science students was shot in the back of the head. He died in a hospital in Memphis a few days later. Recently, a sixteen-year-old from my town was charged with capital murder in an unrelated incident, and today I learned through the grapevine that it's another student from that same period. Oh, and last night there were four shootings. One of the victims was one of my seniors last year. I heard from his cousin that so far he's stable.

So, yeah, I had a bourbon and soda and am now ready to have a good long cry, get some sleep, and get up and grade tests.

8 comments:

Frugal Scholar said...

Similar stuff where I live. I don't have any words of wisdom for you.

stackingpennies said...

I'm so sorry. No wisdom here either.

Over the Cubicle Wall said...

Sorry to hear. I have no idea why but the Delta seems full of violent crime like that. So sad.

Revanche said...

Hugs. That's all I've got. *HUGS*

Canadian Saver said...

Wow. Such awful things happening all at the same time. Don't blame you for drinking something strong...

Funny about Money said...

Terrible, terrible stories. We're hearing similar reports in these parts: gunfights in the streets around schools.

When I was a little kid I used to have to run to get home before the class bullies could catch me and beat me up. Imagine having to outrun bullets.

Brewcitygirl said...

I am so sorry. It is tough to see such young lives gone.

Sam Wilson | Building Credit for Students said...

If that happened to me, I'd go "What the *** is going on with the world today" and I'd get me a drink too.

It's sad to know that people who were once connected with you are now gone.