Just got home from night class (working on the Masters...) I am far enough away that i didn't even hear about this until late tonight. Last week I escorted a minority student to the office after school because we had heard that one of the skinheads from last year was after "D". As I was walking "D" to the office the backway...out a door and across maybe 25 feet of concrete I was thinking, man, we are vulnerable here. Sad that I would EVER have to worry about physical safety at school. So many kids are so wounded. All I can think to do is to help patch them up, and to show by modeling good behavior that there are other ways to deal with conflict.
Gotta grab some sleep.