Joy of joys, there was a shooting between [local restaurant] and [local bank], two parking lots over from my JuCo. It was fatal. There was another related fatal shooting about a mile down the street.
I learned of this as I was passing the parking lot in question; police tape still flapped in the breeze.
Fortunately, neither victim was one of my students; however, one of my student's was friends with one of the victims and was visibly shaken in class today. I didn't even comment or correct the texting in class. Our JuCo doesn't have a counseling center, so if texting is helping the student cope, then I will pick my battles.
[Details significantly altered to protect my actual job/location, sorry.]