On Friday December 14, my kids (8 and 11) missed school. They were coughing and stuffy-nosed so I kept them home. Murphy’s Law prevented me from accessing the Internet in the morning, so I decided to run some errands instead. As I finally sat down to work, hours later, I received the automated Friday call from my eldest’s middle school principal. I half-listened to the routine announcements as I logged on to the Web. But when I heard “the shootings this morning,” and “increased police presence at school,” my heart sank. At the same time, I read the headlines on the Internet and learned about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that occurred earlier that morning. My kids were sitting close to me, reading books and chattering away as usual. In the meantime, I scanned social media and digital media for answers.