December 24, 2013 12:00 AM

Tumwater student, police might have saved lives

Tragedies that occur far away from our personal center of interest naturally have less impact than if they happen in our own community, or to people we know. The murder of school children in a previously unknown small town in Connecticut shocked and saddened us, but we would have reacted more intensely if 20 children had been murdered at a South Sound elementary school.

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