Saturday, May 28, 2011

Live life, no regrets

Make sure to hug your children and tell them you love them before parting ways. Live life without regret.  
It sure hits you close to home when you don't even live a mile from where a teenager died.
Losing a child, I don't even want to imagine.  My heart goes out to the family of Eric who died at Mother Theresa High School.  He was 18, his whole future was ahead of him and someone or something stepped in and cut it short.   His parents and family have to live without him for the rest of their lives which is nothing short of devastating. 
I have a hard time believing that building a barbeque in shop class is actually part of the school board curriculum.  There are so many other things that kids could be learning to build that would be so much more educational and valuable.  I hope they do a complete safety review of all shops in all schools following this very tragic accident.  Working with tools that spark around drums of contents under  pressure is just asking for trouble.  I only hope that the teacher had done everything in his power to encourage safety while working with these dangerous items.  
Hoping we can learn something from this tragic accident.  It won't bring him back, but hopefully we can prevent it from happening again. 

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