SCHOOL SHOOTING: Why my daughter rushed to Michigan yesterday...


We all know about the school shooting at Oxford High School, North of Detroit, Michigan...

What you might not know is my daughter, Kyla, is dating a young man who is a Senior at that school. And, several of her friends are also students at that school.

Yes, they were at school when Tuesday's shooting happened.

Kyla, who was back in Boston at Emerson College asked me if I minded if she booked a last-minute flight to Michigan so she could go be there in person to emotionally support her boyfriend - and other friends - who were in the hallways of the school where a fellow student was walking around shooting classmates. Some of her friends lost friends that day... and from what I'm able to gather, it was so traumatic...

As a dad, I'm not really about my daughter skipping school to rush halfway across the country to visit a BF last minute... but in this case, I get it. And I support it.

Kyla's Facebook post says it better than I can...

We've gotta get past thoughts and prayers about this issue, friends. Our kids... are watching us. They need us to be the adults now and actually freaking act on this. Because this is about saving their lives.

I'm Toby Knapp. Kyla's dad. Thanks for reading.


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