What Kind of Impact Do School Shootings Have on Kids? Well, Why Don't You Ask This Alabama 6th Grader Who Just Wrote a Will
No student at any age should go to school wondering if they’ll even walk back out. No child should already have a “will” prepared just in case they never return home from school.
Unfortunately, in this country, it seems as if we don’t care either which, even as lawmakers refuse to put effective gun control measures into place while flirting with the notion of arming even more individuals on school grounds.
“It was a play station 4, plus controllers, plus all the games that go to it, my cat, my TV, my X-box,” Javon, a 6th Grader from Birmingham, Ala. told news station WIAT.
Those were the items he wanted to make sure his best friend Cameron received in case he was ever killed at school. Cameron also wrote a similar note, leaving some of his own possessions to Javon as well.
“It was just in case something happened to one of us because some kids get rowdy up and might end up getting somebody shot or something,” Javon said.
The letter left his mom, Mariama shocked and saddened.
“I could not believe it you know, my child is in the 6th grade. This is something he should not be thinking about,” Mariama, who shared the letter on Facebook added. “It’s really hard because he’s so young. He just shouldn’t have to go through that period because for what? He’s in 6th grade. You have a lot ahead of you and these things going on you shouldn’t have to worry about, go through, or even think about.”