Going to the prom is one of the most exciting moments of a young person's life, and an invitation to this definitive high school event can often feel like the most important thing in the world.
Recently, a spurned invitation to prom apparently inspired a horrific stabbing at a Connecticut school, culminating in national headlines. The young man, disappointed by a girl rejecting his prom invite, apparently stabbed her late last week in retaliation. He is currently in police custody.
Sadly, the girl has since died of her wounds. Instead of attending prom, she is being remembered by her friends, family, as well as people around the nation as a young woman whose life was cut tragically short.
There is little doubt that the teenage years are difficult for almost anyone. Teenagers are generally rash, and act without thinking. Fortunately, incidents such as this one, have been fairly rare, which makes them all the more shocking when they do gain notice.
However, a young life was lost in this case, which should be remembered, despite the actions of the young man.