The Merc does Cleveland School

“Some survivors of the massacre simply accepted what happened as part of life’s travails; others felt compelled to become activists. Some have been in trouble with the law — like Sarim Chabb, 32, of Stockton, wounded in Purdy’s attack and recently charged with murder herself — while others, like (rob) Young, became police officers or found other ways to serve their community. And many see the past 25 years as a gift denied their schoolmates.”

The San Jose Mercury News, reporting on the 25th anniversary of the Cleveland Schoolyard Massacre. A pretty good story at that, owing to the mixture of Stockton voices and state and national gun control context.

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