Terrorism Hits Boston Marathon, MHS Alum Among Victims

April 18, 2013 Comments Off on Terrorism Hits Boston Marathon, MHS Alum Among Victims
Terrorism Hits Boston Marathon, MHS Alum Among Victims

by Mr. Heinegg (we’re on vacation but a student will write an offical MHS article on the Monday we return.


On April 15th, a day that will live in infamy, two bombs went off at the end of the 117th Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring 177 others, many requiring amputations and immediate medical attention.  The premeditated attack is under FBI investigation and is considered and act of terrorism.Here is the president’s response: http://swampland.time.com/2013/04/16/president-obamas-speech-on-boston-marathon-bombings-full-text/

Many sites cover the incident in better detail: http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/17/updates-on-the-aftermath-of-boston-marathon-explosions/ and here is what the organizers of the marathon had to say: http://www.baa.org/

Krystle Campbell, MHS Alum from the class of 2001 among victims. 

It is with great sadness that the Medford High School and Medford Public School community mourn the passing of 2001 MHS Alum, Krystle Campbell of Medford, who was killed in the attacks along with Martin Richard, an 8 year old boy and Lu Lingzi, a Chinese graduate student at Boston University. I spoke with my neighbor and former student, Katherine Picarde about Krystle yesterday; Krystle was Katherine’s manager at Jimmy’s Steer House on Massachusetts Avenue.  Katherine related her profound sadness, and the  grief and shock of her co-workers, who mentioned their love and affection for Krystle. I have included and article on her from Time and a local news article as well.



I think I can speak for the high school when I say that Boston has the support of the entire MHS and MPS community.  When we return, we will work together to raise money for the victims, and offer our solidarity and support. As a marathoner, and the husband of a marathoner, who is running a marathon next month in Vermont,  I am still in disbelief and filled with rage and disgust that anyone would bring their poisoned ideologies to one of the world’s most ancient, communal, and peaceful sports.

I think Dennis Lehane said it best (and I will be reading this with all of my classes on Monday): http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/17/opinion/messing-with-the-wrong-city.html


I just finished watching the broadcast of Healing our City, where President Barack Obama delivered a stirring speech to console Boston and to inspire all of America: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/president-first-lady-to-attend-healing-service-in-boston/2013/04/18/75e90ee0-a825-11e2-b029-8fb7e977ef71_story.html



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