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In Darkness, Light

The teacher stepped in front of the student and took the bullets. A split-second act done, perhaps, without a conscious thought.

In Jonesboro, Ark., an entire town grieves. Two school boys, so young it boggles the mind, opened fire and killed four children and the teacher. Many questions remain unanswered, but the media and other experts will rush in to try to answer them.

We won’t here. Just as a hug and a simple “I’m sorry” are sometimes enough to comfort a person in grief, so a silent pondering is sometimes the best response to a tragedy of this proportion.

We are sorry for the families of those who died. But we are hopeful that the light the teacher showed by saving a child is the same light that will help the small town come to terms with this inexplicable tragedy.

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