Sand Springs High School Tries To Hea...

Sand Springs High School Tries To Heal After Tragedy

There are 80 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from Oct 25, 2010, titled Sand Springs High School Tries To Heal After Tragedy. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

Extra counselors were helping high school students in Sand Springs Monday after a weekend tragedy.

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concerned

Claremore, OK

#66 Oct 25, 2010
hmmm wrote:
I'll keep saying it. 16 is TOO YOUNG to be given full unsupervised driving privileges.
And how old were you when you got your license or even your learners permit????? My thoughts and prayers go out to all involved.
Lynx

Tulsa, OK

#67 Oct 25, 2010
This sadly takes me back my my sophomore year at Charles Page, Oct 24, 1994, on a Monday I'll never forget. Early that morning a friend was out with 5 others, the driver was her brother. He lost control of the car and wrecked tearing it in half. She was ejected and killed along with 2 others. Her brother and 2 other people survived. Brooke was just 15, she didn't get to finish growing up. I always think about her this time of year. So to the young friends of these girls I know your pain. Look out for each other because right now you need to be there for each other. To the girls families, I'm truly sorry for your loss. These sound like such wonderful girls that left this world much too soon.

Since: Mar 08

Broken Arrow, OK

#68 Oct 25, 2010
Well we can sit here and say she had one too many in her car or they shouldn't have done this or that but the truth is there are 4 families that are grieving for these 2 girls and alot of friends. My heart goes out to all of them, these poor babies had there whole life ahead of them, whatever the cause please teens you can play all you want at home cars are like weapons...
SanditeMom01

Sand Springs, OK

#69 Oct 25, 2010
concerned wrote:
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And how old were you when you got your license or even your learners permit????? My thoughts and prayers go out to all involved.
I agree that 16 is young. And I started driving when I was 16. I had a couple wrecks also, thankfully none were fatal. Laws have changed because it is being recognize that it is a very young age. She is not the only one with that opinion. Read the stats on teen wrecks, tickets, and seatbelt wearing. Everything is not an argument...
ashley

Sand Springs, OK

#70 Oct 25, 2010
"I really hope that the parents of the teen have the insurance up to par to pay for the mans truck that she pulled out in front of. Its not his fault some teen who was not paying attention caused a nasty t-bone".
really are you serious right now? there are 2 family's dealing with the fact that they lost dughters and 2 other teens were injured too. do you know how it feels to loose a loved one nor a child? i really dont think so or else you wouldnt of made that comment!! i just hope god deals with you because someone needs too after that comment!
broken hearted

Broken Arrow, OK

#71 Oct 25, 2010
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Well you have a point there considering the man who was driving the truck is technically the victim of the accident considering he was not the one who caused it. Shame those kids died in the wreck but just the matter of the victims vehicle must be dealt with as responsibility cannot be shirked simply because of the persons who caused the accident are young and deceased.
I happen to know that the last thing on the "man driving the truck"s mind is his truck. He happened to know one of these girls and actually pulled them from the car desperately trying to help them all. His heart is shattered into a million pieces right now and his life is changed forever. He would trash his own truck and not take a cent for it if it would bring those girls back, no matter who was "at fault" in this accident.

I know that you and Meh think you are being snide and funny by coming on the forum and making these types of comments to get everyone stirred up. But really you are just making fools of yourself. You obviously enjoy pouring salt into wounds of hurting people, hurting children. You are both sadistic!

I am asking you both to please go find a political story or something to comment on! You are typing ignorantly and with no respect for unbelievable pain of this community and that includes the pain of the young man driving that truck!
blessed

Tulsa, OK

#72 Oct 25, 2010
Wondering wrote:
Sometime accidents can't be prevented. If accidents could be prevented there would be no such term in our vocabulary. However, as someone who has lost a loved one too early in life, I am sending out condolences to the family of these young and precious ladies. Remember the good times and remind yourself everyday that you will see your girls again. They will be waiting for you with open arms. It has been a year and a half since my brother's death and it is still hard to think about, but over time it does get a little easier to function. From here on out in your life, no matter what you do, you will think about your girls. I hope the best for all the families involved. Just remember, heaven gained 2 angels this week.
I love your post. I could not have said it better. I lost ten friends throughout my high school years. My life was forever changed.
KEG SS mom

Jenks, OK

#73 Oct 25, 2010
Dude nreally , you are an insentceative bully!! He was driving over the speed limit as well??? so now one wins here !!!
Meh wrote:
I really hope that the parents of the teen have the insurance up to par to pay for the mans truck that she pulled out in front of. Its not his fault some teen who was not paying attention caused a nasty t-bone.
broken hearted

Broken Arrow, OK

#74 Oct 25, 2010
KEG SS mom wrote:
Dude nreally , you are an insentceative bully!! He was driving over the speed limit as well??? so now one wins here !!! <quoted text>
Actually I don't believe he was driving over the speed limit. Please ignore posts like the ones from Meh and Jackelope because they only make you focus your anger on people who are also hurting. This sounds like you are now turning the blame on the driver of the truck. He had absolutely NO responsibility for this accident and is hurting and grieving too! Before you give these idiots the satisfaction of responding in anger, please consider your comments. I may live in BA, but my home and my heart will always be in Sand Springs. My roots run very deep there. We are a town of strong people and Sandites don't deal with idiots like these guys! Ignore them and focus that energy on reaching out to the ones who most need love and support!
broken hearted

Broken Arrow, OK

#75 Oct 25, 2010
"I HOLD YOU BY YOUR RIGHT HAND - I, THE LORD YOUR GOD. AND I SAY TO YOU,'DONT BE AFRAID. I AM HERE TO HELP YOU.' " ~Isaiah 41:13
KEG SS mom

Jenks, OK

#76 Oct 25, 2010
Okay, just found out he may not have been that much over speed limit.... But it doesn't matter cause he wouldn't have been able to stop even at the normal speed on that road !!We as a community needs to ban together & get this road fixed before any one else gets hurt !!!! My heart breaks for all !! You have our prays Too!
broken hearted

Broken Arrow, OK

#77 Oct 25, 2010
Lynx wrote:
This sadly takes me back my my sophomore year at Charles Page, Oct 24, 1994, on a Monday I'll never forget. Early that morning a friend was out with 5 others, the driver was her brother. He lost control of the car and wrecked tearing it in half. She was ejected and killed along with 2 others. Her brother and 2 other people survived. Brooke was just 15, she didn't get to finish growing up. I always think about her this time of year. So to the young friends of these girls I know your pain. Look out for each other because right now you need to be there for each other. To the girls families, I'm truly sorry for your loss. These sound like such wonderful girls that left this world much too soon.
Maybe its because I am related to one of the individuals in the wreck that happened Sunday and the past 24+ hours has been a progressively worsening nightmare but I was also a sophomore at CPH in '94-'95 and I only slightly recall the wreck you speak of. This is strange to me because I can tell you the name of almost everyone that died the entire time I was in HS because young peoples' deaths affected me so terribly. I'm trying to figure out how in the world I can not remember this?! Do you mind reminding me of Brooke's last name? This is incredibly baffling to me.

With sincere confusion!
jstyle

Tulsa, OK

#78 Oct 25, 2010
Lynx wrote:
This sadly takes me back my my sophomore year at Charles Page, Oct 24, 1994, on a Monday I'll never forget. Early that morning a friend was out with 5 others, the driver was her brother. He lost control of the car and wrecked tearing it in half. She was ejected and killed along with 2 others. Her brother and 2 other people survived. Brooke was just 15, she didn't get to finish growing up. I always think about her this time of year. So to the young friends of these girls I know your pain. Look out for each other because right now you need to be there for each other. To the girls families, I'm truly sorry for your loss. These sound like such wonderful girls that left this world much too soon.
I remember that as well, my cousin was one of the deceased, and close friend was also injured in that crash...very sad
jstyle

Tulsa, OK

#79 Oct 25, 2010
broken hearted wrote:
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Maybe its because I am related to one of the individuals in the wreck that happened Sunday and the past 24+ hours has been a progressively worsening nightmare but I was also a sophomore at CPH in '94-'95 and I only slightly recall the wreck you speak of. This is strange to me because I can tell you the name of almost everyone that died the entire time I was in HS because young peoples' deaths affected me so terribly. I'm trying to figure out how in the world I can not remember this?! Do you mind reminding me of Brooke's last name? This is incredibly baffling to me.
With sincere confusion!
kennedy
Jaynie

Owasso, OK

#80 Oct 26, 2010
This is so heartbreaking to me. They're just kids. I'll be praying for the families.
kmorrisCPHS2003

Jenks, OK

#81 Oct 26, 2010
Perpetual light shine upon them, and may all the souls of the faithful rest in peace. God remind their loved ones, that are only dead, and not gone. Sandites: now is the time for us to do what we do best. Show love to our family and friends. God be with all Sandites and others who are mourning. You are important. I love you. The joy of life is in the journey.
MissyS

Sand Springs, OK

#82 Oct 26, 2010
On August 11th 1994 I was in a car accident with a dear friend of mine, Greg Palmer. Greg was 16 at the time and driving me home. A minor overcorrection on N. 97 at 45 mph took the life of my friend. I will NEVER forget that night, the images, the sounds, the utter devestation. As someone who has witnessed the death of a young friend and someone who was not "at fault" as some of you are so quick to point out, let me make myself clear, I DIDN'T CARE WHO CAUSED IT, I DANG SURE DIDN'T CARE ABOUT THE MONETARY ASPECT, AND I DIDN'T CARE ABOUT INSURANCE. Watching ANYONE die suddenly and so tragically devestates everyone involved, when it is a young person its all the more tragic. I have lived this exact scenario so I can say with the uttmost confidence, NONE of them are in the least bit concerned with fault, insurance, or finances at this moment. People are burying their children, comforting their children, and trying to find a way to cope with the images of what they saw, THAT is what is important.
Let me say this as well, NOT A SINGLE PERSON, young or old, on this thread hasn't at one time or another ran a stop sign/light, overcorrected, braked too hard, drove too fast, or glanced over their shoulder and swerved. That is ALL it could have taken for any one of us to be in the exact same place that these children and parents are in at this very moment. So until you are a perfect law abiding driver, you can climb down off of your pedastal before, God forbid, you get knocked off it.
To ALL of the families, friends, and survivors of this, my thoughts and prayers are with each of you. As for the drivers of both vehicles, this was an accident, do not let the pain and the guilt destroy you, seek comfort in God, your family, your friends. Don't let ANYONE tell you that your feelings aren't valid or that your not dealing with it in the right way. Its okay to be mad, its okay to scream, cry, or be silent. Grieve the event, grieve the loss, grieve whatever you need to grieve, your allowed.
Lynx

Tulsa, OK

#83 Oct 26, 2010
broken hearted wrote:
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Maybe its because I am related to one of the individuals in the wreck that happened Sunday and the past 24+ hours has been a progressively worsening nightmare but I was also a sophomore at CPH in '94-'95 and I only slightly recall the wreck you speak of. This is strange to me because I can tell you the name of almost everyone that died the entire time I was in HS because young peoples' deaths affected me so terribly. I'm trying to figure out how in the world I can not remember this?! Do you mind reminding me of Brooke's last name? This is incredibly baffling to me.
With sincere confusion!
Brooke Kennedy, I remember one of the others being John Sexton but didn't really know him, and didn't know the 3rd boy. I knew Brooke's brother from him picking her up and being around sometimes. He was such a sweet guy that had already been through a lot in his life. Don't remember the others in the car that night that lived either. Wish I knew where some of the news articles I had went. Seeing as we went to school together if you would like to contact me one of my emails is kd5apd@yahoo.com. I'll be keeping your family in my thoughts this year as well.
sandite4ever

Ponca City, OK

#85 Oct 27, 2010
i am glad these children all came from the community i am proud to call my hometown. Sand Springs is by far the best and most loving and loyal of anywhere i have ever traveled. Thank God we can all embrace them and the families with warm and loving arms ,an open door, a prayer and a hand to hold or shoulder to cry on if needed!! My thoughts and prayers are with each of you!!
nichole

San Antonio, TX

#86 Nov 10, 2012
hi there i too remember that terrble accident from 94 and have been trying to remember evryones last names for year who survied to maybe see how they were doing I was a very close friend but its funny what u forget over the yrs I remember Jimbo ,John , Brook, Dena ahh i wish i could remember everyone one and i cant seem to find any articles about the accident

if you have any info would you please share
nichole_day@hotmail.com

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