I'm sort of at a loss as to what to do. Ds didn't have school today or yesterday. He told me on Wednesday that his friend hadn't been at school for a week and a half and he hoped he hadn't moved. Today, I got a recorded message from the school informing parents that a second grade student had died yesterday and they would have extra counselors at school on Monday. The principal just wanted to notify parents so they wouldn't be taken off guard if their child had questions.
I looked the story up online and sure enough, it was ds's friend. It's horrible. His mom had been stabbed multiple times and the little boy was sophicated by the step father. People had been reporting them missing so the police got a search warrant and found them at their house. The step father is nowhere to be found.
I haven't told ds. I will obviously spare him the details, but still, I don't even know how to go about telling him.
on Mar. 15, 2013 at 1:50 PM