The killings at the Colorado movie theater and the tragic accident in Jamaica that took five lives Sunday, including those of two young children, have nothing in common. Except for one thing.
Children as young as those killed in the crash, who were 7 and 8, and the 6-year-old shot to death in the theater, simply shouldn’t be out so late. The theater killings happened a little after midnight, the crash at 3:18 a.m.
No one is to blame for the murders but the shooter. The cause of the crash is a mystery. But more parents should, when possible, remember the stodgy old adage, “Nothing good happens after midnight.” It’s a bit simplistic, but it’s true when it comes to children who haven’t even reached the “double digits” yet. They should be in bed.