Friday, March 07, 2008

Adding to the mourning: Student-body president killed

“Thousands of students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill gathered Thursday to remember student body president Eve Carson, who was shot and killed in a suburban neighborhood near campus.”

My son's in grad school. Is he safe? Are any of our children ever safe anywhere anymore?

Maybe we just had dilusions of safety in the 50s, but generally, the worse I can remember happening to anyone I knew was a broken arm from falling off a bike, or a trip to the hospital for a tonsilectomy. Then there was the Hebrew-School kid whose brother was killed by a car. But deliberately targeting students? This was unheard of.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chapel Hill usually has one or two murders per year, and more muggings than a typical NYC suburb.

There are more dangerous places, but there are definitely safer places too. (For example, I looked up Tarrytown, NY where a friend of mine grew up- no murders since 2001. However, I don't know if there's a college there).

Thu Mar 20, 02:56:00 PM 2008  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Living in a smaller town is no guarantee of safely, unfortunately.

Thu Mar 20, 10:21:00 PM 2008  

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