I had the news on this morning as I was getting ready for work. Yesterday, pretty much all the schools in the area closed because of fog. Some high school age boys were hanging out at one boy's house in a small town the next county over. Evidently, they were in the garage of the one boy's house...it had been kind of done over as an extra "play" space...tv, heat, etc. One of the boys there found a shotgun in a cabinet and decided to get it out. Not knowing (or checking) if it was loaded or not he "racked" it (right term?), pointed it at one of his friends and pulled the trigger. The boy who was shot, died. This has been on my mind all day. One of the girls I work with lives in this town and her daughter knows both boys. It's just such a tragedy and so incredibly stupid!!! We live in a fairly rural area and a lot of people hunt. They also start drilling safety things into the kids at school almost from day one. I just can't understand how someone could be so careless as to do this. Of course I feel horrible for the family of the boy that died. I also feel for the boy that shot him. It was such a horrible act of stupidity and he will have to live with it for the rest of his life. But for the life of me..............WHY?????