Read the news on any given day and it’s evident that violent acts are becoming ever more commonplace in American society in recent years.
The news of a mass shooting at the Columbine High School that left 12 students, a teacher and the two teenage shooters dead just days before I started at the Examiner in 1999 once shocked the nation. School shootings now seem to happen a couple times a year somewhere in the United States.
It seems as if people are becoming numb to the idea of death by shooting — especially the notion of teenagers using weapons to kill one another.
It’s unfortunate to say, but we, as the residents of Logan County, are now facing one such case that raises interesting questions and has the ability to set a precedent about our treatment and attitudes toward acts of violence in this community.
- Written by REUBEN MEES