|02-07-2011, 10:44 AM||#1|
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Lost a student
I heard this story last night and had that twinge of, dammit, I hope that wasn't one of our kids.
Got to work this morning and sure enough, he was one of mine.
He's the kind of kid you loved to have in class. Smart, mannerable...just a likeable kid.
I've lost students before but, never while they were actually a part of my class, it's always been a few years after I've had them. Not to sound crass but, it's been easier for me to deal with the kids who lose their way and end up dying of an overdose or gang violence, even one from cancer, because you could see that day coming.
This one has shook me to the core.
I have a 12 year old daughter and don't know how I could go on living without her.
So, if you could find it in your heart, keep Kaylum's family and the rest of the teachers who knew him in thought or prayer.
This week is going to be rough.
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|02-07-2011, 10:54 AM||#2|
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Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Central FL
Damn sad & tragic. Sorry to hear.
|02-07-2011, 11:08 AM||#3|
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Underachievement Nexus of the Universe
12 years old. That's a real tragedy.
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|02-07-2011, 12:40 PM||#5|
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Cowford, Fl.
I heard the story on the radio this am. I'm very sorry for your loss, Shannon.
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|02-07-2011, 04:41 PM||#6|
Wrong Island, NY
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Middle of Suburban Hell- Long Island, NY
It really is a sad story.
When I was still in the classroom in a certain Brooklyn New York HS, I had a student get stabbed and died in the hallway outside my classroom.
I still get chills as I recall calling his mother and telling her to go to the Hospital ASAP.
It really does take your breath away every time you here about the passing of some of your students. I hate to say it, but sometimes you get sad and some times your simply not surprised when you hear how some of your "winners" come to an untimely demise.
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