"The country has to do some soul searching about this. This is becoming the norm, and we take it for granted in ways that, as a parent, are terrifying to me."
We are keeping the students of Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon in our thoughts and prayers as details emerge on a shooting this morning that left the gunman and one student dead. Our hearts go out to the victim's family at this tragic time.
WE CANNOT CONTINUE TO LOOK AWAY: At least 30 people were shot, 4 fatally, in Chicago over the past weekend.
Our thoughts are in Las Vegas after two shooters killed two police officers and then fatally shot a third person yesterday. Please join us in sending your condolences to the victims' families.
Our hearts break for the victims of the shooting at Seattle Pacific University yesterday that left one student dead and three others injured. Please join us in keeping their families and the entire SPU community in your thoughts and prayers.
In the 18 months since I lost my wife Mary, a dedicated school psychologist who would kneel down or sit in a low chair when talking to students to make sure they felt heard, in the senseless rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary, I've spoken out to bring more focus and attention to mental health and wellness.
"Thank you, Sandy Hook Promise, for showing us all how to convert unbearable pain and grief into indomitable strength and purpose."