There have been eighteen school shootings in US schools in the seven weeks of 2018, eight of them resulting in injury or death. DGB has written about gun control activism many times, with blood donation thrown in for good measure because it’s not a matter of “if”, but rather when and where this will happen again. This is the worst kind of Throwback: a preventable nightmare that just keeps repeating itself in a macabre loop of thoughts and prayers and dead children.
DGB staff are all moms. Moms who woke up today and sent our children to school without knowing with absolute certainty if we’d see them again. We no longer know how to even write about this; our hearts and minds frozen in fear and desperation.