Haunting questions in Interboro
Why were two young girls on the train tracks in Norwood yesterday morning?
Why did they leave Interboro High earlier in the day?
What motivated them to put themselves in harm’s way, in a very dangerous place that is clearly marked to warn people?
For some reason, Gina Gentile and Vanessa Dorwart were walking on the tracks near the Norwood Train Station when a high-speed Acela train zippped through. Tragedy ensued.
Gentile was 16. Dorwart would have turned 16 next week. They were both sophomores at Interboro High School
Now, as they wrestle with the question of why, the community also mourns two young lives lost.
It is becoming an achingly familiar routine in Interboro. Just a month ago they lost another student, when William Bradley V was struck and killed as he rode his bike home from school.
There is much talk among young people in the community that the two girls were despondent over the death of Bradley, a friend. He was Gentile’s boyfriend.
There was a third girl with them on the railroad tracks. She was not injured. She may hold the key to this horrific puzzle.
In the meantime, there is only pain. And aching questions.
It’s just too damn sad.