It was a new day and Kevin had a new attitude to go with it. He had finally had enough of Eddie’s bullying. Eddie would receive a swift punch in the face come lunchtime.
However, when Kevin’s mother dropped him off at school, something felt very wrong. A discernable pall hung over the grounds of Central Lamar Middle School.
As Kevin approached the front of the administration building, he saw Sandra standing by a tree, bawling her eyes out.
“Sandra? What happened?”
Sandra peered up at Kevin with drowning cornflower eyes. “Edward Mason is dead. He shot himself last night.”