Jennie Ridyard
2 minute read
6 Dec 2021
8:31 am

Another day, another school shooting in America

Jennie Ridyard

Ethan Crumbley’s hysterical parents were arrested on Friday night. But guns are not the problem in the US, right?

A memorial outside of Oxford High School continues to grow on December 03 2021 in Oxford, Michigan. Picture: Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Another day, another school shooting in America. I didn’t read further. It was a story I already knew. Until it wasn’t. Until I learned that the 15-year-old Crumbley boy was to be tried as an adult – an adult? Find me a 15-year-old adult and I’ll swap it for a unicorn’s egg – and that his parents had gone on the run because they were being charged too. Now I was fascinated. If my child was arrested, no matter what they’d done I’d be running towards the jail not away from it. Perhaps they should charge the parents with abandonment...