Unsurprisingly another school shooting has taken place here in the US. Yesterday, at about 7:35 in the morning, 16-year-old Nathaniel Berhow walked into Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, CA and pulled a .45 caliber handgun from his backpack and shot five of his fellow students. Sixteen seconds was all it took to kill a 16-year-old girl, a 14-year-old boy, and to injure two more girls and a boy, ages 14-15. Berhow then put the gun to his own head and pulled the trigger one last time. He is in “grave” condition. It was his birthday. Sixteen seconds. Ponder that a moment. Sixteen seconds that resulted in horrific bloodshed. Two families whose children walked into school yesterday morning but never left alive. Three other families thankfully still have their precious children, but their lives will forever be marked by this senseless act of violence. Countless other children traumatized, who will be dealing with the emotional ramifications of this for years to come. Another school to join an exclusive club that no one wants to belong to.
Sixteen seconds.