Today I take a break from Peabody issues to send out my sincere condolences to the people and the families of Newtown, CT, following the unthinkable tragedy that took place in their town this morning.
As a citizen journalist, I also ask those journalists in the mainstream media to start showing a little more discretion today. It sickens me that CNN has been interviewing 9-and-10-year olds to ask them what they saw, what they heard, and how they feel about it. Shame on any parent, who under these circumstances would allow their little ones to be interviewed on national TV.
Our family will be praying for those families. I know all of our readers will be sending their prayers too.
Hey Peabody parents, make sure you immediately hug your kids when they get home from school today.
Also, be thinking too about those first responders, police, fire, EMTs, who had to respond to this horror. The post-traumatic stress on these brave men and women must be enormous right now.