October 2nd, 2016
“The heartache is still there. I take one day at a time.”
Aaron Esh Jr is only 23, but he carries the weight of the terrible events of a day 10 years ago. On 2 October 2006, in a one-room school house deep in Pennsylvania Amish country, he was the oldest student present. A local man burst in, tied up 10 girls and shot them.
Five died and five survived.
For a long time, Esh wrestled with himself, tormented by the idea that he could somehow have saved his classmates. He still struggles with the memories.