They are high school kids. They come from rough areas and broken homes in South LA. We have nearly 20% foster youth. We lost one of our students last summer to a drive-by shooting on July 4th. Another of our students was shot 3 times on Halloween night. They understand the dangers and perils of living here. They don't like it; but they understand. We all can just not fathom what happened. To those innocents. Those poor babies. Those poor families. The lack of humanity. The way you are supposed to go on with your lives.
Today was going to be a happy, joyous day for us as we embark on a 3 week break. Now there's a cloud hanging over every one of us, dropping raindrops like tears down our cheeks.