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Adrian Walker

Mothers united by enduring pain of senseless death

Cindy Williams has ­already lived the nightmare of being unable to protect a son who found himself in mortal danger through no fault of his own.

She has fought the battle of escorting her son to school, changing schools, fighting off ­bullies, and battling a bureaucracy that so often fails to focus on a problem until ­after tragedy has struck.

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