remembering aps

Remembering APS: the massacre that shook the nation

On 16th December 2014, the country witnessed the gruesome act of the school massacre. Six gunmen took away 149 innocent lives, out of which 132 were schoolchildren. The gunmen were hanged on December 2nd, 2015. We got justice but the fact that we will never get those 149 lives back, wrecks the slains’ families and the entire nation in general.

The country mourns in pain.

The fresh little minds who woke up every day to learn something new and went to their school. Their minds were full of schedules of how they would spend the day with their friends. The small hands that were meant to pick books soon picked their own lives in their hands.

It’s been six years since the massacre happened. We all condemn it, mourn for it and then start living normally the very next day. That brings us to the point of life not stopping for anything at all.

A massacre is too dreadful to be learned from but the anniversary comes with an alarm each year. Nation’s children who are still capable of raising this country into something better should be protected and educated.

According to UNICEF, an estimated 22.8 million children aged 5-16 are out-of-school. Kids who should be waking up for school and studies every day are in the dungeons of child labor. What we need to do is to give our nation educated kids, so that we can still save what we are still left with.

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