When Greg Gibson's oldest son, Galen -- eighteen, bright, unique, full of promise -- was shot and killed by a fellow student at his school, Gibson found himself undertaking an unusual, highly personal investigation to discover the truth about his son's murder. He felt he owed it to his son,... read more
“We could not cry. We kept telling ourselves that it was a mistake, that it had happened to someone else. We kept thinking, throughout that long and terrible night, that in the morning we'd wake and it would all have been a dream. But when the morning came, it brought a deluge of news reports. Our waking nightmare became common knowledge -- an absurd violation and inescapable fact. Galen was dead.”Author
“By the time he was of high school age Galen had developed a truly wry and irreverent sense of humor. His freshman year, for example, Galen's girlfriend invited us to her parents' house to celebrate Thanksgiving. We all went over there with our offerings of creamed onions and apple pie and had a grand time, not learning until later that Galen and Pam had broken up shortly before the holiday. Galen informed us that they'd kept the relationship together "for the sake of the parents."”Author
“Just two months after his brother's murder, one of Brooks's high school classmates stood up at lunchtime in the cafeteria, pulled out a handgun, and shot himself in the head. Brooks was standing just a few feet away. They buried the poor boy right next to Galen. It took Brooks years before he could go down to the graveyard without getting furious.”Author
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