I don't need to know the details, and I am respecting the privacy and grief that the people involved are facing by not watching the endless TV coverage. The media is so invasive and I hate that something like this becomes a spectacle for the country to watch.
I don't need to hear the shooter's story to know that our mental health services are lacking.
I don't have to watch interviews with people who knew these children to know that a tiny little grade school child is adorable, full of life, and adorable to be around, or that the parents and siblings are crushed.
I don't have to hear about the death of the adults who gave their lives to know that our schools are full of amazing people who take excellent care of our little ones.
What can I personally do? Not be one of those people craning their neck to see a traffic accident along the road, and look away from the circus the media wants us to watch for ratings. Donate to a local mental health facility. Use my vote to support any legislation that can help prevent future events like this. Treat the people around me with love and caring, and appreciate them, knowing that life is precious and our time here is fleeting.
Say a prayer, and remember.