What can I say about the tragedy in Connecticut?
I can say that our school, and, I'm sure schools everywhere, have the safety of students as our top priority.
Yes, I want my students to think.
Yes, I want my students to read and remember.
Yes, I want my students to reflect and write.
I also want my students (and they would be shocked to hear this) to laugh and joke and have some fun.
But mostly, I want my students to feel safe and comfortable at school.
I want them to believe that I will do everything in my power to ensure that.
I cannot imagine how parents in Newtown feel.
Unfortunately, I can imagine how the teachers feel.
If you pray, please do so. If not, those parents and students could use whatever good thoughts you feel comfortable sending their way.
But no matter what you do, please remember the teachers and how all of us feel about the safety of our students, and how helpless we feel when we cannot protect them.