This morning I found out that one of my student’s mother was murdered last night. When he got up he went to wake his mom up and walked through what he thought was water (because ‘the pipes are always leaking’) and it ended up being his own mother’s blood. He found her dead, beaten, stabbed, and her throat was slit.
When his homeroom teacher went to check on him today he was outside being interviewed by TV reporters. What the heck is wrong with those people? This 5th grade child just found his mother dead and they have TV cameras shoved in front of his face. He was stoic and his eyes were glazed over. He wanted to come to school.
I can’t imagine what he’s going through to have that final mental picture in your head of the lady that brought you into this world. Ugh! This just rips my heart out. No child deserves this and especially not this one.