Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Are They Still Safe?
A horrible thing happened in the Iron Mountain area. Three teens were killed and another wounded by a sniper as they were swimming. This was a safe place to live. People leave the city to come up North to be safe. The shock of the incident made everyone feel insecure.The man believed to be the shooter h as been caught and brought to court, but there is still a fear that was not there before. I have had two shootings on either side of my former home up North. One was a man who had escaped from State Prison who shot a man sitting on the porch of his house . The man was shot in the head but he did not die. The other was a woman who was killed by a man on the steps of the county police station. The police station is across the street from my house. The county police station was remodeled and they no longer used that door and they did not hear her cries for help. In both cases I or my family could have been in danger. There were two grocery stores near my home and we sent my boys to the one away from were the the shooting took place of the man on the porch. I was at the church putting on make up to be a clown for the bible camp. When I left the church my house was marked off with crime scene tape. As I drove to the bible camp I turned on the radio and they reported what had taken place. These shootings took place with a distance of time so we remained feeling safe. I feel this area is a safer area to live in, but I am sure that the families who children were killed or hurt will never feel safe again.