Unpleasantly Small World

October 27, 2008 at 9:30 pm Leave a comment

A second school campus in Arkansas – this time, the University of Central Arkansas – was shot up last night. Two young men were killed, and another was shot in the leg.

One of Mr. Bee’s students recently moved to our area from Arkansas. (Not to be too specific, but Mr. Bee’s school is approximately 1,700 miles from the University of Central Arkansas campus.) Last night, the student – we’ll call him Art, Art from Arkansas – decided to call up one of his buddies back home. He was on the phone with his friend at the moment when he was shot in the leg.

From what I hear, Art heard a loud noise and then the phone hit the ground. A moment or two later, someone else picked up the phone and shouted, “He’ll call you back later,” before hanging up. Apparently, the friend had immediately blacked out from the pain. Meanwhile, Art had no idea what was going on. He learned later that there had been a shooting, but it wasn’t until he was in the school library this morning that he heard his friend’s name on the news. Fortunately, he was able to get hold of his friend’s parents and find out that he was going to be okay.

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