Tuesday June 18, 2013
Chardon, Ohio Shooting, 4 Wounded, 1 DeadPoetry by Luke Easter Salem-News.com
The suspect in the early morning shooting at the high school building, Scott Wilson, was arrested
(CLEVELAND) - The nation is in shock today once again, over a deadly high school shooting, this time it happened in Chardon, Ohio. One student was left dead after a student opened fire in the school cafeteria.
Four others students were injured in this tragic event, the shooting survived and was taken into custody after shooting the five classmates.
The student killed in the shooting is 16-year old Daniel Parmentor, according to MetroHealth Medical Center. The victims were four boys and a girl.
Daniel Parmentor's parents released this statement:
The Geauga County Sheriff's Office who is working with the FBI, state that the shooting suspect in custody is Scott Wilson, their investigation into what happened is continuing.
The suspect in the early morning shooting at the high school building, was arrested in Chardon Township, local officials said.
Chardon, Ohio Shooting, 4 Wounded, 1 Dead
Sadly, once again bullying rears its ugly head,
Apparently, the memo(s) have been misplaced,
Some kids might fall into a shell then commit suicide,
A close-knit community like the suburb Columbine,
Bam! A weapon appears, students running for cover,
Must we have metal detectors at every entrance gate?
No, it has not been confirmed this was the case here,
Some are saying it was jealously due to a new beau,
Why or why not, are these not questions to be asked?
By Luke Easter
Luke Easter is a poet who writes about things that are very close to the heart of Salem-News.com. Another former U.S. Marine, Luke heals the world with an approach that reaches people on a different level, one known for centuries, yet too often forgotten in the one we live in.
We live in a world of social & economic injustice. The main reason for founding America in the first place was to relieve the oppression of the King of England. Patrick Henry said it best, “give me liberty or give me death.” And yet, all too often death seems to be the only way out. Why is there such a high suicide rate especially among teens, in the land of the free & the home of the brave? What makes headlines? Good news? Ha! More depressing stories than anything else. I feel poetry takes an edge off the hurt of bad news while still delivering it but in a, “glitzy” sort of way. Giving a different perspective. Kind of like slap in the face as opposed to a knife in the back. At least with the slap you’ll live to see another day and you will know whom it’s from. I wasn’t here for the beginning of the world but at 59, I just might be here for the end.
Even though it’s still a knife, rhyme poetry helps to dull the blade. And that’s my job. You can write to Luke Easter at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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