Saturday, January 6, 2007

Response Of A Town Without Pity

A few weeks ago, I told you the story of Brett Karch, the Snohomish, Washington high school student left injured and abandoned by a ceremonial cannon explosion. An article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer left the impression people cared more about the condition of the cannon than Brett. Among other things, he recieved death threats.

Now, the mayor of the town and the superintendent of the school district are having their say, and they want to reassure us things aren't as bad as they seem.
In the two weeks of hospital confinement, Brett was regularly visited by teachers, school and district administrators and students representing JROTC and the student body. Several hundred get-well cards were sent to Brett from the high school students; the football team sent him an autographed football to express support. In November, JROTC students went to Brett's house to bring his recliner from home to the school so he could attend the JROTC annual ball.
Read more of their response here.

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