(Mel, sweetie, avert your eyes. This one’s not nice.)
Full rtardedness over at CNN.
We were briefed for an entire day after this incident by our chief of police. We are working on implementing an alert system since we have so many buildings and it’s difficult to reach everyone at once.
It’s not like you just expect some kid to go fucking mental and start shooting, wander off, then wander back. We can plan for it now because it’s happened. And really we’re just planning for what we think might happen, not what we know will happen “next time”. But, in the moment the administration thought they were doing the right thing. Sometimes we’re wrong. We’re fallible. We just are. It’s because humans are not as predictable as we all hope each other will be, especially when a human is off his (or her) fucking rocker.
So, allow us to learn the lessons that are actually helpful to learn from this tragedy and not just point the finger and walk away with a repeat of history.
(To the one person who is going to argue this was not a tragedy, definition: a lamentable, dreadful, or fatal event or affair. It was that, Sir. It was that.)