The 911 tapes from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting were recently released. I don't know if it's because I have younger siblings that this bothers me so much, or because this day will always be so alive in my mind. Dec. 14. I was on a school bus with my choir class heading to the Grotto when I heard what happened.
The tapes should have never been released. How can families heal, knowing that someone can listen to the calls at their leisure? It makes absolutely no difference to these people listening, because it is only a recording of voices. Disembodied voices of people far away, from a story that we heard a long time ago, that made America sad for about a week.
But we forgot, and we moved on, because we found something else to think about. Now there are families out there who are about to deal with the one-year anniversary of this tragic, absolutely indescribable day, who have to go about there lives, (just before Christmas might I add) knowing that everyone has access to what happened inside Sandy Hook. Have respect for those still trying to heal.
AMBRIA MOURNING, Richland