This is a blog about books mainly, so I don't want to get into major debate or anything, but I just wanted to take a moment to say that aren't school shootings scary? I am just amazed at the papers, they state that "A gunman with a Mohawk haircut and black clothing opened fire inside Montreal's Dawson College on Wednesday, killing one woman and wounding 19 others" (CTV news). Lots of people have mohawks and wear black, what a horrible way to start that article!
Anyways, Canada is not without its violence, and my university day was spent thinking about the 20 young adults, people around my age, that were shot at on Wednesday. I just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the situation and say how horrible it is.
Montreal also had another bad shooting several years ago where 14 women were killed. The man that did it was mad because they got accepted into the engineering program and he did not. In other words, he had a low opinion of women. It's scary. People at school today were trying to think of reasons why these things happen and ways to prevent it, but what was going on 17 or so years ago is not the same thing that is necessarily going on today. The simple answer is, it is a tragedy. Now, I am going to stop before I say something that will get me in trouble.
Here's one article about it, I am sure there are many more: here