Opinion / Editorial
Wisconsin shooting rocks streets with fear
October 24, 2012Douglass High School
As the sun rises on the streets of Wisconsin, many faint and tired women attempt to replenish and soothe themselves at the local spa. All appears well and calm until the silence is broken with the frightening sounds of several gunshots within the spa. The streets of Wisconsin are no longer safe. How long before events such as this affect our streets and the many children that walk on them?
“We spend all day in school, staring out of the window waiting to leave and hang out with our friends but with people as insane as this, it becomes only a memory,” senior Idriece Malyikar from Carver School of Engineering said.
The setting is calm; the wind flushes through the trees as the leaves plummet to the ground. The local spa is bustling with customers. It seemed as though every woman in town was there. Yet it eluded their minds that their planned relaxed evening was to be their last. A man soon approached with his hands snuffled in his pockets, as if he was trying to keep warm from the typical Wisconsin weather. The next sound was of pure terror. Gun shot after gunshot was fired, and quickly did each bullet find its attended marks into the bodies of seven young women. Then there was a pause, and one final shot was fired to the head of the gunslinger. The streets quaked with terror, and will forever be terrorized due to the insane acts of a single man.
“Many young kids use the streets as a past time from school, work or anything else that keeps their time. They rightfully deserve this time to hangout with their friends and replenish themselves from hard days of work and frustration,” post Tech High Charter School Principal, Dr. Whales said.
Conductive research has proven, that many teenagers spend their free time hanging with their friends, traveling from place to place just to replenish their thirst for fun. Yet with incidents such as this, questions arise weather it is safe just to go to something as innocent as the movies or spa. This incident may have happened in a state as far as Wisconsin, but who is to say that this violence won’t travel as far down as Atlanta, and then as west as Sacramento, California. Because of one man’s choices, we all now suffer from the ripples he has created.
“This man’s antics now conjure a new problem, and not only are seven women dead, but also our children’s youth,” Engineering Teacher at Tech High School; Mr. Mork said.
By Ibrahim Carson