Today's moment of gun violence, and they happen pretty much daily, hit very close to home.
The school in question is in the same district as the one my son goes to. In fact, had his mother lived a couple blocks west of where she is, he would have ended up at this one. He has friends from the neighborhood that go to the school that had the incident.
It's a suburb community that's not huge, so thankfully the response was very fast and very major. Not 5 minutes after shots were fired was my kid in lockdown with police surrounding his school as a precaution. I was able to get there quick and pick him up.
He was freaked out this morning, but he's fine now-- because sadly, even when it happens in your backyard it has become normalized.
Too close for comfort for me.