In the past few months, blind shooting at Schools of America by some depressed community of lunatics or may be terrorists (as they call them) has become a routine. We have these examples from the states of Ohio, Texas, Utah, Washington, California and Illinois. Students angry on something, issues like stalking and harassment, opens fire on the fellow students calling for consequent killings and injuries making the air very insecure.
On Friday, May 18, another incident like this happened at Santa Fe School Texas. A Student wearing a shirt saying “Born To Kill” entered into the classroom, yelled “surprise” and then blasted off the gun killing ten students present in the class. One of the murdered victims was a Pakistani student Sabika Sheikh attending the school on Youth Exchange and Study program in Texas. Sabika was a 17-year-old girl from Karachi, she had completed her secondary education and was in America for a 10 months course. She promised to be in Pakistan for Eid ul Fitr and now she is gone.
It is very sad for all the students in Pakistan, about how they dream of getting experiences like that and how they get excited about these kinds of opportunities of going into countries, but if your life is not safe from the evil hands of depressed and psycho students its really in vain.
This tragic accident will definitely leave an impact on the parents of other students as well, who will now be more protective in lending their child permission for international experiences. Truly it is a matter of great believe and security that you entrust while sending your child away from you especially across the borders. Apologies and condolences have been declared on the behalf of school but will it really fill in the gap or compensate the loss of Sabika’s parents and the whole nation’s insecurity? May the innocent soul rest in peace.
“It is with great sadness in my heart that I need to inform you that one of our YES students, Sabika Sheikh of Pakistan, was killed today in the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas. Please know that the YES program is devastated by this loss and we will remember Sabika and her families (sic) in our thoughts and prayers.”
Megan Lysaght, manager Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES)