It is with a very broken heart that I write this blog. Three students at the school where I teach were involved in a tragic accident last night. Two of them walked away without much damage, but the third one did not. They were on their way home from a friends pool party, the weren't drinking, speeding, racing, or doing any of those things that kill kids all the time. A deer came out in front of them. The girl driving swerved to miss the deer, went down an embankment, and hit a tree. Justin was killed instantly. I teach in a very small rural community, and this loss has been devestating as the loss of any child is. My heart breaks for his family, his friends, and especially for the young girl who was driving the car. All reports say that she is in really bad shape right now. I love my job, and I love these kids, and this is the one part of the job that is the hardest for me because it is so hard on them. I hate to see them hurting like they are.
Such a sad, sad day.