Thursday, December 22, 2016

Fateful Friday: tragedy strikes both near and far for Hamilton

December 14, 2012: A day in which, while it may not live in infamy, will still be left in the hearts of people around the nation and the community of Hamilton.

The day began with the news that Hamilton chemistry teacher Mrs. Angela Morris’s family was in a severe car accident. Her husband was driving with their two daughters, and the vehicle got struck by a truck that ran a stop sign. Her husband was physically okay, and their older daughter was checked out before being released from the hospital. ¬†However, their younger daughter was taken to the critical care unit Friday, and was closely examined for swelling of the brain.

More than 800 miles away, in Newtown, Connecticut, tragedy of a different sort unfolded a little after 9:30 a.m., when a heavily armed gunman set foot inside Sandy Hook Elementary.
He killed 20 students and six adults, not including his mother and himself. This was the second deadliest school shooting in the U.S. and most since the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007. The shooter later killed himself with a self-inflicted gunshot.
His movites were unknown at press time, but a tie-in has been discovered: the shooter’s mom was a teacher at the school, and most of the deaths occured in her classroom.
Our thoughts are with the Morris family as they recover from their accident, and also with the families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Massacre.

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