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Sandy Hook Elementary School

Leonard Pitts Jr.: 'This is the price of freedom'

Leonard Pitts Jr.: 'This is the price of freedom'

"This is the price of freedom." -- Bill O'Reilly on the Las Vegas massacre

"Freedom to be afraid is all you won." -- Gil Scott-Heron from "Gun"

Originally, this was going to be a column about Sydney Aiello. She was 19 years old, a graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fla., and she was buried Friday after committing suicide. Her parents said she lost friends in last year's shooting at her school. They said she carried survivor's guilt and had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Then the column about Sydney became a column about Sydney and a boy, his identity not yet released, who died of an apparent suicide...