“How was your day today?”

“A lot better than expected.”


“Yeah. A 7th grader was shot and killed last week.”


“Well, a lot of the kids were at his funeral today. And most of the rest of them kind of sullen. Made my day much easier.”

“That’s awful.”

“Absolutely. For the kid.”

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4 Responses to Middle School: Adventures in Heartlessness

  1. Sheila Tone says:

    Who was the 7th grader trying to shoot when he got shot?

  2. Kevin says:

    This sounds like something out of the Onion. “Tragic death of innocent child brightens substitute teacher’s day.”

  3. Mike Hunt says:

    LOL @2

  4. trumwill says:

    Dammit, Kevin, I totally should have written it that way.

    Sheila. Hedgehogs! The details are sketchy, but it appears accidental. It involved teenagers, hunting rifles, and alcohol.

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