From my President, the West Wing's President Bartlet:
"'Joy cometh in the morning,' scripture tells us. I hope so. I don't know if life would be worth living if it didn't ... and I don't know what they want. All I know for sure, all I know for certain, is that they weren't born wanting to do this. There's evil in the world, there'll always be, and we can't do anything about that. But there's violence in our schools, too much mayhem in our culture, and we can do something about that. There's not enough character, discipline, and depth in our classrooms; there aren't enough teachers in our classrooms. There isn't nearly enough, not nearly enough, not nearly enough money in our classrooms, and we can do something about that. We're not doing nearly enough, not nearly enough to teach our children well, and we can do better, and we must do better, and we will do better, and we will start this moment today! They weren't born wanting to do this."
Our prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. Almost everyone my age in the Southeast has a friend of a friend who was there on Monday ... as evidenced by all all the black ribbons on facebook.