Tragedy

One of my students is gone.

He’s not suspended, he’s not at alternative school, he didn’t transfer to another school, and he didn’t move to a different place.  He didn’t get a schedule change, move on to the next grade, or graduate.  He is gone from this world forever.

I don’t know any details, just that he died Wednesday night.  I heard that he was shot and to be honest, that’s what I would have assumed anyway.

I just can’t wrap my mind around it.  He passed my class, so I wasn’t going to see him next year anyway.  He didn’t particularly like me so I doubt he would have come by my classroom to say hi.  Even so, chances are I would have seen him in the halls.  And now I won’t.

It makes me so sad to know that he will never have the opportunity to achieve his dreams.  He will never play basketball again.  He will never go to college.  He will never smile his crooked smile again.  He will never laugh and shake his head at another teacher he thinks is ridiculous.  He will never get married or have kids or get his dream job or do any of the amazing things I know he could have done.

It just seems like such a waste.  He could have been great.  I wish I could save them all.

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