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‘An Extraordinary Young Man’

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Earlier this month, Michael Schulman and Linda Beigel Schulman received a letter. Their son, Scott Beigel, was a geography teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and on February 14, he reportedly unlocked the door to his classroom as an active shooter roamed the halls, allowing students to run inside and take cover. Before he could lock the door again, he was killed, along with 14 students and two other faculty members. He was 35 years old.

“Your son seemed like an extraordinary young man, and Michelle and I grieve alongside you,” the letter to Michael and Linda read. “We can only imagine the hardship you are going through; hopefully all the wonderful memories can help ease the pain. We’ll get the details about your fund in his honor. In the meantime, you are in our thoughts and prayers.” It was handwritten, and it was signed Barack Obama.

“Scott is a hero. Scott was a hero way before February 14,” Linda told me on Saturday afternoon in Washington, D.C. “What Scott did — saving his students — doesn’t surprise me. I’m proud of him. Obviously, I wish he wasn’t murdered doing it, but I wouldn’t expect anything less of Scott.”

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108 Responses to “‘An Extraordinary Young Man’”


  1. 1 Obama Grandmama
    March 25, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Yesterday showed all of us hope again.

    • 2 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      March 26, 2018 at 10:52 am

      Jesus Christ AT 12…IN THE TEMPLE..INSTRUCTNG ADULTS..RINGS QUITE A BELL DOESN’T IT?

  2. 3 Obama Grandmama
    March 25, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    As a retired elementary teacher I view our children’s actions in organizing and competence humbling as well as hopeful.

  3. 4 Obama Grandmama
    March 25, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    In the last thread it showed three photos of crowds. I hated it when the Donald bragged about his inaugural crowd and appreciated a like view comparison photo as proof of Obama’s being larger. Now I see a photo of the March from yesterday with a photo with the Capitol building in the background being compared with a photo of the Smithsonian Mall with the Capitol building in the background making yesterday’s crowd appear larger by comparison. Only yesterday’s photo is from a different perspective, not from the Mall view, but from a street view. I love that the crowd was big but the words of Michelle “When they go low we go high” ring in my ears. We do not need to make false comparisons. We need to celebrate successes from a high position.

    • 5 99ts
      March 25, 2018 at 10:33 pm

      I believe they were not allowed to march in the mall because it was booked by someone else. (I think this is correct). That would be why the photos are different – not because someone is making false comparisons

      • March 26, 2018 at 2:54 am

        You are correct. The Mall was booked before the March for Our Lives organizers tried to secure it.

        • 7 99ts
          March 26, 2018 at 8:10 am

          Thanks for confirming – rather unbelievable that they wouldn’t give it up & I heard nothing more about it – so wondered if I was mistaken.

  4. 8 Nerdy Wonka
    March 25, 2018 at 6:13 pm

  5. 9 No Child Left Behind
    March 25, 2018 at 6:17 pm

  6. 12 No Child Left Behind
    March 25, 2018 at 6:18 pm

  7. 13 No Child Left Behind
    March 25, 2018 at 6:23 pm

  8. 14 No Child Left Behind
    March 25, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    • 15 CEB
      March 25, 2018 at 7:27 pm

      No tears for Melania, the birther, the immigrant cheat (she had no special talent that we needed), the plagiarizer and the enabler.

      • 16 Lynn
        March 25, 2018 at 10:59 pm

        RIGHT-ON!!!!…no tears at all for Mrs.Trump….that’s their nasty mess…she chooses to stay….sooo???

  9. 17 Nena20409
    March 25, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    GE, TODbots.
    Congrats, Obama GrandMa on your Au ⭐ Furst 😉
    Thanks, NW for a great post.

  10. March 25, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Tiffany Dena Loftin
    @Tiffanydloftin
    New National Director for Youth and College Division, NAACP. Wakanda Forever. Free Palestine✊🏾 tweets are my own.

    • 21 Idon
      March 26, 2018 at 3:22 am

      I think she’s fabulous but she reminds me of Nina Turner. Just a little. Her challenging tone suggest a misunderstanding of the broader political landscape on which Democrats must take back both houses in 2018, increase the number of Den govships and Dem controlled statehouses. I hope they replace her.

  11. March 25, 2018 at 7:02 pm

  12. 27 CEB
    March 25, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    These young people have sophisticated plans and they are not here to play.

  13. March 25, 2018 at 7:47 pm

  14. 29 Nena20409
    March 25, 2018 at 9:29 pm

  15. 30 Nena20409
    March 25, 2018 at 9:46 pm

  16. 31 No Child Left Behind
    March 25, 2018 at 9:49 pm

  17. 35 Nena20409
    March 25, 2018 at 9:50 pm

  18. 36 No Child Left Behind
    March 25, 2018 at 9:59 pm

  19. March 25, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    Goodnight TOD ….

  20. 42 No Child Left Behind
    March 25, 2018 at 10:15 pm

  21. 44 99ts
    March 25, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    President Obama is the forever president that we will never forget. From Nerdy’s link

    “I asked her if she’d heard from the current president, Donald Trump, or from anyone in the White House. “I received no correspondence whatsoever. I received nothing from the White House”

    Trump says nothing to those who lose loved ones – but he talks to fox news people and lawyers. That’s who he is.

  22. 45 No Child Left Behind
    March 25, 2018 at 11:58 pm

  23. 46 No Child Left Behind
    March 26, 2018 at 12:00 am

  24. 49 No Child Left Behind
    March 26, 2018 at 12:03 am

  25. March 26, 2018 at 12:12 am

    One can only wonder if the prenup and FEAR are such that Melania has to take this grotesque public embarrassment . . . . . indefinitely?

  26. 52 CEB
    March 26, 2018 at 1:13 am

    I will forever hold against Melania, who was a recent immigrant with suspicious documentation at the time, her birther slander against PBO. No tears for a gold digger who made her dirty bargain. She is as free to leave him as any other woman, but there is still enough for her in that unholy marriage to make her stay and put up with the embarrassment.

    • 53 sherijr
      March 26, 2018 at 7:27 am

      Ditto. She is a grown adult who used the system when it suited her and lied for her smarmy husband about our President. I figure she married the right man for her.

    • 55 desertflower
      March 26, 2018 at 9:30 am

      Saw this on 60 Minutes:) Nice guy with amazing talent.

    • 56 Sandy1110
      March 26, 2018 at 12:55 pm

      I just love Pete’s unofficial role of Shader-in-Chief!

      Trump isn’t man enough to face a bunch strong, opinionated teens nor to compare himself to a man bigger in physical stature just for the fun of it.

      Among many, many other things.

  27. March 26, 2018 at 8:10 am

    SCANDAL DU JOUR.

  28. 62 No Child Left Behind
    March 26, 2018 at 8:17 am

  29. March 26, 2018 at 8:17 am

    A young boy at border detention facility. Heartwrenching.

  30. 64 desertflower
    March 26, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Morning people

  31. 65 JER
    March 26, 2018 at 9:03 am

    He prefers a fist-bumping.

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

  32. 66 desertflower
    March 26, 2018 at 9:05 am

    Chickens guarding the henhouse

  33. 67 desertflower
    March 26, 2018 at 9:11 am

    But struggling families on SNAP are the real problem! Ok.

  34. 68 GGAIL
    March 26, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Good West Coast morning Nerdy & TOD family. That was a lovely story on 60Minutes about the basketball player, Yanis from Greece. I wish him and his family all the best!

    • 69 desertflower
      March 26, 2018 at 9:34 am

      That was so interesting to watch! I didn’t even see the Stormy Daniels portion….but I did enjoy the story of Yanis:)

  35. March 26, 2018 at 10:23 am

  36. March 26, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Not so fast…….read this thread right here:

  37. March 26, 2018 at 10:49 am

    These kids have ENERGY

  38. March 26, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Have you heard Trump is kicking out 60 Russians? Is that what he and Putin came up with when they talk last week.?

  39. March 26, 2018 at 11:05 am

  40. March 26, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Just a reminder of what a superior human being President Obama is and always will be.

  41. 76 rikyrah
    March 26, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Texas deputy caught on video fatally shooting unarmed man who had his pants around his ankles: https://t.co/FB7io1Cas6 pic.twitter.com/K0nZsE0gRQ

    — The Root (@TheRoot) March 26, 2018

  42. March 26, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Our Mission is steep…

    But,

    Nothing can stand in the way of a million voices calling for Change>>>Barack Obama

  43. March 26, 2018 at 12:51 pm

  44. 79 Nena20409
    March 26, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Hello, TODbots.
    Good Afternoon.
    ❤ TOD Community.

  45. March 26, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    • March 26, 2018 at 3:08 pm

      As Congressman Lewis says….the vote is precious almost sacred….the GOP is just lawless…they are not interested in democracy…the threat to democracy is not just on the Federal Level…it is on the state level as well

    • 82 0388jojothecat
      March 26, 2018 at 3:09 pm

      Scottie boy needs to spend some time in jail……

      • March 26, 2018 at 3:14 pm

        who is responsible for enforcing court orders…

        • 84 idon
          March 26, 2018 at 3:35 pm

          Yes. This is part of how the media promotes the crazy. The ruling was based on existing law. Under that law, the court order is valid and must be executed and enforced. That means WI must hold special elections. If they don’t that means the Gov is in contempt.

  46. March 26, 2018 at 3:11 pm

  47. 87 Nena20409
    March 26, 2018 at 3:14 pm

  48. 88 Nena20409
    March 26, 2018 at 3:16 pm

  49. 89 Nerdy Wonka
    March 26, 2018 at 3:38 pm

  50. 90 Nena20409
    March 26, 2018 at 3:39 pm

  51. 91 Nena20409
    March 26, 2018 at 3:59 pm

  52. 92 Nena20409
    March 26, 2018 at 4:48 pm

  53. 93 Nena20409
    March 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Hmm?
    Seeing is Believing.

  54. March 26, 2018 at 5:12 pm

  55. March 26, 2018 at 5:17 pm

  56. March 26, 2018 at 5:21 pm

  57. March 26, 2018 at 6:20 pm

  58. March 26, 2018 at 6:22 pm

  59. March 26, 2018 at 6:35 pm

  60. 103 JER
    March 26, 2018 at 6:35 pm

  61. March 26, 2018 at 6:50 pm

  62. March 26, 2018 at 8:19 pm

  63. March 26, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    Sickening.


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