We shouldn't be drawing comparisons between these two tragedies, they and others like them should be addressed individually with the focused seriousness and compassion that they deserve.
To address the point about tact, which does get to the heart of what I was saying, I have to respectfully disagree. This submission was posted with a title beginning "The deadliest school massacre", obviously leading readers to draw a comparison between the value of the lives of those killed in the incident in Bath Township and the incident in Newtown.
All over the internet I have seen an outcry about how the mainstream media is handling the recent incident, treating the numbers as though they are some sort of "high score" to be feared and, at worst, bested. If we are to place these sorts of morals and expectations upon the professionals in that field, should we not also expect the same of ourselves?