HERE’S THE THING: I never envisioned that students and teachers at a Kamloops school could be the target of a deadly plot. When the explanatory email came from the school district, I read it twice and shook my head. Students had a hard time processing all of it.
Then there was a stabbing in Rayleigh, a shooting in Brock, and a kidnapping, too; all around here, all over a week. What is the world coming to?
And more was yet to come. On Thursday and then Friday, heartbreaking news came from Ontario. An 11-year-old girl was found dead in her father’s apartment and her father arrested after an Amber Alert was issued. Too late for the child, but the man (charged with first-degree murder in the meantime) was apprehended after tips from the public.
All of this is enough to make you lose faith in humanity. And yet, there was something even more disturbing: many people complained about being woken up by the Amber Alert.