I don’t think this is mundane or pointless; however, I didn’t know where else to put it.
During the last class of the day today, we were told that we had to stay in our classrooms. No one was allowed in the halls. Our teacher was called outside and came back in with a grim look on his face. He refused to tell us what was going on.
We heard announcements over the loudspeakers informing us that we would be released by bus number. Students who drove would have to stay put. We weren’t allowed to go anywhere near the student parking lot, and there were teachers literally forming a human barricade for that door.
I didn’t see this, but I heard that there were ambulances and police cars in the parking lot. There was wild speculation about what was going on. Some people were even making jokes!
I finally heard what happened. Apparently, some guy from another school whose girlfriend attends my school tried to kill himself in our parking lot.
I don’t know who he was or whether he succeeded yet.
But Oh. My. God. What can possibly make someone feel that they just can’t go on? What would make someone decide that they have to kill themselves? I just don’t understand.