It’s a difficult day in a place and during a time when horrific events like yesterday’s tragedy in Uvalde, Texas seem only seem to be increasing in frequency. Our collective thoughts are with the families who sent children to school yesterday morning with the reasonable expectation that they would be coming home at the end of the day.

Many of our local officials have already weighed in on the unfolding events in Uvalde.

Local Elected Officials, School Leaders Weigh In On Texas School Shooting –

A perspective from the The Atlantic 

“I wish I could tell the people of Uvalde that they will be the last mourners. But in the decade since the Newtown shooting, we’ve refused to answer the question of what it would take to actually change something.”

10 Years After Sandy Hook, Here We Are Again

How do these tragedies impact parents who have already lost children in school massacres? A Sandy Hook parent speaks to the New York Times about the continued trauma.

‘It’s almost like an instant replay.’ Newtown parents grapple with another school shooting.

And a perspective from a Florida radiologist after treating teenagers who were shot while attending school in Parkland, FL (also shared in The Atlantic)

What I Saw Treating the Victims From Parkland Should Change the Debate on Guns 

An editorial from the News & Observer on the Buffalo shooting just ten days before Uvalde.

I’m a Black man in NC. The Buffalo shooting has me living in profound fear.






Caroline Dwyer, AICP (@plan_splaining) lives in Durham with her spouse, teen, and cat. Caroline earned her Master's Degree from UNC Chapel Hill's Department of City & Regional Planning in 2014 after...