Twelve children dead, many others grievously injured, by a psychopathic nutjob with a gun. I cringed while reading the awful details…and then I cringed for a whole different reason when I came across this quote:
“It is a massacre, a true massacre,” said Roni de Macedo, a firefighter who arrived on the scene shortly after the shooting began and dragged eight seriously injured children from the school.
“There is blood on the walls, blood on the chairs. There are 15 to 20 dead I think,” he said, covered in blood from head to toe. “I’ve never seen anything like this. It’s like something in the United States.”
My country can be proud of many things. Becoming the global standard for horrific gun violence in schools is not one of them.