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Thursday, February 11, 2016

The shooting at Tucker Elementary School

I received some emails from readers notifying me of the shooting at Francis S. Tucker Elementary School in Village West this morning. I had known about it, of course, it was all over the news -  online and on tv. I really don't know what to say about it other than repeating what the local news has said - it was a miracle that no one was hurt. A bullet appearently was found just a few feet from children in the classroom. The school was put on lockdown.

Horrible. Frightening. 

Alberto Carvalho, school superintendent was out giving a press conference on site and Commissioner Ken Russell left a meeting to see what it was all about. The cops were there and a show was made of the event. But of course, tomorrow is business as usual. 

I'm not going to get into the gun debate here. But something needs to be done. The day before there were shots fired in front of Carol City High School. Kids were lucky there, too, as no one was shot.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

On Christmas day Kevin who most of you had seen in Gfove was shot in the forehead and killed just off Elizabeth in front of his house but did not make it to the news. I remember Kevin say to me a few years ago about another shooting that there is a genocide happening in the ghetto.

February 11, 2016 9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This basically happened across the street from the Miami Police substation, in it's "front yard" Appalling. And around the corner, just north of the Douglas/Grand intersection in the station's "back yard"? Plenty of times I've been on Douglas and driven by the alley behind the station and seen the drug deals going on. What is the point of having the substation? Has it made us and the community any safer? Is it just a phony show without any real change?

February 11, 2016 10:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you talking about the Kevin who worked the Seminole Boat Ramp helping boaters launch and trailer their boats?

February 12, 2016 10:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:43 That is the Kevin. RIP. It'S infuriating that the Herald nor any other news organizations had no coverage.

February 12, 2016 11:51 AM  
Blogger Michelle Niemeyer said...

Nobody wants to get into the gun debate, but these crimes don't happen without guns.

February 12, 2016 4:28 PM  
Blogger ges said...

These shootings occur far more frequently, than people realize. The parents of Carver are quite aware of this as their children spend a lo of time in lockdown. Daytime bullets are flying around from weapons in the possession of 13 and 14 year old kids. Evidently, a lot of older teenage drug dealers were rounded up and sent off to jail, and now there is a turf war between kids who can't even spell turf. Yet, NONE of these stories make the news. I can't help but wonder if the news is being suppressed to protect Coconut Tourism, or the police don't want another thankless "My boy was a good boy" altercation. Either way, am so disappointed in the Miami Herald. It's barely a newspaper anymore. They send their customer service over to India, these big idealists, and do not pay a living wage to their employees who are performing triple duties for terrible pay.

Gayle Samson

February 13, 2016 10:27 AM  

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