"Hey Student. How're you doing? You okay?"
"Sorry to hear about your cousin."
"Don't worry. I'm sure the police will catch the guy who did it."
"They better not."
I puzzle over it then understand.
"Don't do anything stupid, okay?"
"I won't!" Big grin.
Another teacher approached me yesterday.
"Hey, did you hear? That kid who killed Student's cousin? He got shot dead."
I bet there's another kid hoping the cops don't catch the killer.
Damn, cycles are hard to break away from.