I thought it important to share a few thoughts today as a Perry Hall High School alum.
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Perry Hall High School community following Monday’s shooting. My heart aches both for the victim (and friends and family of the victim) of Monday’s shooting and for the terror Monday’s shooting caused for the entire school body and surrounding community. My heart is with all people connected in any way to PHHS on this day. My hope is for healing to begin quickly within the Baltimore County community.
I want to make sure I pass along an overwhelming amount of thanks to all of the heroes that kept Monday’s situation from becoming a dreadful tragedy. PHHS staff members Jesse Wasmer (a fellow Gators alum) and Richard Rosenthal are deserving of particular credit for their quick response to the shooting. The other staff members and kids in the building also worked together to prevent the situation from becoming more chaotic. They are also deserving of credit as well.
I ask that as much as possible, you choose not to offer additional publicity to the alleged shooter by sharing social media postings. It only serves to promote the act of terror.
I took some time during Monday’s edition of “The Reality Check” to reflect on today’s news. I took the regularly scheduled 3:45pm “Web Junk” segment and the regularly scheduled 5:45pm “New Material” segment that I normally use to have fun to instead reflect on the incident and offer hope for my beloved alma mater. I hope you take some time to do the same.