My heart is filled with sorrow about what happened to the children and adults. I send all of my respects to the families who lost a son or daughter. It also hurts me how the little kids were so excited about Christmas being near. They will not have the chance to hug their parents again when they get home from school. I hope everyone is getting through this. When I first heard about what had happened, I didnít want to hear how all of this affected six- and seven-year-old kids. I now remember to hug my dad every day, because you never know when your last day is.

 

Ernesto Lopez, 7th Grade, RYSS