I had watched the footage of him speaking, and it was so clear that he was in immense shock. I was appalled when I heard a reporter ask why he wasn't reacting like the other parents... everyone has their own way of grieving, and it'd be incredibly difficult not to be shocked over such a horrible loss. I think the media overstepped the line there.
I agree with the last part as well, although I am far from being a parent myself. A five year old girl asked me to sit with her on the bus today, so we spent the whole time talking about Christmas and how her mom has Santa on in her contacts on her phone. It's so horrible to even think about it, especially when you think about the young children you know and how they'd have reacted to such a tragedy.
Another matter that I don't agree with, is all the apparent talk of gun laws. My media studies had a discussion on that in particular, where most people agreed guns should be banned. However, I honestly feel that the government should be considering spending time working out a mental health care plan of some sort and making those facilities available to everyone who needs it, no matter what their finances are. It's just tragic that the murderer didn't get the help he needed before he took the lives of so many innocent, young children.
Also, every single one of the teachers were heroes that day... to be able to do what they did and keep all their students calm isn't something just anybody could accomplish.