Yesterday in the school auditorium at Life Academy, school employees and grief counselors stood in a circle and quietly discussed their plan for the memorial assembly in 18-year-old Alejandro Aguilera‘s honor. Some of them had puffy eyes. Most looked exhausted.
Apart from the sorrow and the heaviness in the room that day, something else hit me: Everyone seemed to know what to do. One teacher noted that her students erected altars for the dead with a disturbing degree of expertise.
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