I am in shock. Just heard the news of a mass murder of elementary school children in Newtown, Connecticut.

CNN says “close to 20” were killed.

News reports on AOL says it is 27, including at least 18 children and the principal.

They say the killer wore a bullet-proof vest and brought guns to the school.

His mother was a teacher at the school. She is dead.

I keep thinking that we have huge problems in this society, and our policymakers only want to talk about test scores.

It may be time to think about other things that matter more.

So heartbroken for the parents and the children of Newtown.

Let us pray for them all.