These are Courtlin Arrington's parents.
But most of us are filled with grief and pride in equal measure.
Can you imagine going to school everyday haunted by the reality that some day--maybe today even--you or your friends might face an armed killer?
This morning my son said, struggling under his backpack on his way out the door, "I don't know about doing the #NationalStudentWalkout."
I was surprised. I told him he'd probably want to, but it's up to him.
"Because if a killer is ready to take out a bunch of kids, these marches would be the best target."
His logic, as usual, is impeccable.
This is staggering. This is millions of students' realities.
I imagine this photo looks much like my own kid walking out with his peers today.
These kids grew up in the shade of Columbine and every other shooting since and they are DONE.
They're not armed with rifles.
They're armed with righteousness, a far more effective weapon.