Viewpoint: July 20, 2012

We had another editorial planned for Friday (July 20), but given the horrific events in Aurora, CO, anything else seems inappropriate. I felt both sick and sad as I watched the story unfold Friday morning.

As the mother of two teenagers, I thought about my children and how they were filled with excitement and anticipation for this movie. I thought about those who went to that theatre in Aurora with the same feeling, among them a Baton Rouge teenager who is now recovering in a Colorado hospital.

It still seems so unbelievable. That one person can cause so much death and destruction, that one person can cause us to question everything. There's still so much we don't know about this horrible tragedy, but we do know the lives of many families will be changed forever.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their families.