A criminal kills 27, terrorists use them as shields so they don't die themselves, a tyrant kills them tom instill fear in teh population tom gain compliance. It seems some of these writers can not tell the difference between any of these atrocities. That is too bad for them. There is no moral equivalency in any of these each is a suffereable tradgedy on its own. The school shooting would never had jhappened hadm the US government outlawed having a gun within 1000 ftt of a school, and had teh same government allowed a few well trained terachers to be armed. These children were in a venue teh criminal knew there would be no armed resitance the government created this problem . As for teh other children they too are victims of their own. Hamas who are cowards and hide behind womens skirts and use children as shields, and Assad to kills wholesale targeting children to gain teh desired response from teh people.
Islamic State militants blow up ancient Arch of Triumph in Palmyra (Reuters)