I have no words tonight! I have no way to fully understand the sorrow that many of my students feel at such a young age. I know the loss of a father from illness but violence is another think entirely.
School began today with a JAMM (just a quick morning meeting). Students were already entering the building, breakfast was beginning. Our Principals words left us silent – one of our fourth grade students had lost her father to gun fire on Saturday night. A family BBQ turned bad. The details have not been released and they do not matter. What we know is another student and family on the north side of our city has lost their father. Another African American male has been lost to the violence we see in our cities across American.
I am left in silence and sorrow!