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First Day School Shooting- A Poem

Updated on August 26, 2013

In Baltimore, Maryland, on the first day of school, in 2012, there was news that a young man brought a gun to school with intention to injure. It is reported in the news that he was a victim to bullying, and he was labeled by his peers as "strange". Here is a chance for this writer to pour out some feeling of what may have been experienced by the young man who claimed "First day of school, last day of life."

The young one writes over and over, "I Will Not Bring Weapons To School."
The young one writes over and over, "I Will Not Bring Weapons To School." | Source

Prevention of Weapons in Public Schools

Update on The Actual Shooting On The First Day Of School

According to the Baltimore news broadcasts, the young man who decided to bring in his step father's antique gun, with twenty one rounds of ammunition has met his fate recently. The young man will be charged as an adult for the crimes he has done. Conviction is harsh no matter how long, but no one should be get away with attempted murder with intent to kill many. This young man's family members will hopefully work out the problems within the walls of their homes, and perhaps no one will ever get hurt like young Daniel did on the first day, and any day in school. Final court proceedings, as reported this March 2013, this young man who pleaded guilty now is spending the next 35 years behind bars. Truly this young man is having a cry for help, and needs to receive counselling for being a bully. The associated friends of the young man now in jail who knew of his plot before his demise, in this writer's opinion, should come forward, be disciplined, and receive counselling as well.

Let's pray that there will be no more guns in any schools, and that their will be less bullying in schools as well.

The first day of school

Everyone is supposed

To be learning.

But one who was bullied

Became buried in such


For life itself.

Instead of living,

That cry for help

Was desiring

The end

To it all.

B eaten

U p by

L ies could have

L ed to an

I ndividual's

E ventual

D eath.

A young man

obsessed with taking

Matter into his own hands,

Thwarted by the strong


Of his educators.

An obsession of

A self inflicted teen-

S ent

U nder the

I nfluence of a

C olumbine-like

I ntention for

D eath to his

E xistence.

Now his fate

Lies in the hands

Of the law enforcers

And only hope will

Come from his

Educators and

Those who have

Faith to pray.

First Day of School, One Year Later

The building was open

Sun shining bright;

The Student's Band was playing,

Teacher's reassured everything right.

Extra security is set

At every single door

To assure every student

Safety is maintained

Hoping for violence no more.

Copyright @ 2012 CMCastro

Updated Aug. 26, 2013 by CMCastro


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    • Ann1Az2 profile image


      6 years ago from Orange, Texas

      Now, we not only have bullying in school, but cyber-bullying on the Internet. I don't know what the answer is, but we need to do something. Bullying is becoming a major problem - expressed in your heart-felt poem. Voted up.

    • girishpuri profile image

      Girish puri 

      6 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Very thought provoking and insightful hub, voted interesting

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      This type of thing is so frightening. Leaves so many questions and yes, bullying needs to be stopped before more kids get hurt. Great thought provoking poem. Passing this on.

    • Mhatter99 profile image

      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Very clever and well thought out poem. Thank you

    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, how very sad for all. The bullying of nowadays is fierce and you are right, "those who have faith to pray." I will pray about this. Very thought-provoking and clever, the manner in which you set it up. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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