Violence like what happened to my wife's student is not isolated. It will happen again next year, and likely the year after that. As teachers in the city of Baltimore, we go to work every day knowing that tragedy is around the corner. We make ourselves vulnerable to the kids we work with because to not do that is to fail. We become defenseless; we show our soft parts, knowing that eventually, we will experience loss. We know the phone will ring, the text will come through, the "RIP" status will appear on Facebook or Instagram, and our hearts will break. We know we will be hurt again.