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I relive this day in my head all the time

Old 02-11-2019, 06:13 PM
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I'm very surprised to see this in the news today. I have never forgotten this though. I can't even come close to explain the fear that ran through my body this day. I feel the pain the kids feel when there are school shootings.

I sat at a lunch room table with buddies. I had my back to the gun shots. I was clueless to the noise that was feet from me. In a split second I thought it was a fire cracker prank and in another split second the entire lunchroom was screaming. Tables were flipped over on top of us by staff and classmates. After seeing staff being shot I panicked and ran down a hall and hide in a teachers lounge. There was an exit door in that room which I opened and I ran home. Beating on doors of strangers houses to find someone home to call my parents as I ran home.

I'm giving you all the readers digest version of this story but the whole story runs threw my head a lot... I was 14 and lived with this greatly for a few years after this. I can't imagine the families of Mr. Allen and Mrs. Blackwelder have gone through.

Jason Harless and Jason McCoy are free men today. Very sad...

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Sorry to hear you had to go through that at such a young age. Unfortunately there is no cure for stupid people. Interesting that much of what is most widely touted as the solution today, would not have stopped that from happening.

Hopefully we can find an effective way to stop senseless violence and foolish acts by our youth.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:00 PM
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I went thru an active shooter training session given my local Sheriffs office at my church a week ago.
I still have a hard time thinking about something like this actually happening.
i hope you are able to move on with you life without it affection you your whole life in a bad way.

the whole take away is put distance between the shooter and yourself. do not sit and hide and provide an easy target
If you cannot get away, attack them.
If enough do this the death toll will be less
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We go through active shooter at our work as well. All I can tell you is that Fight or Flight thing kicks in no matter what. If you are a 14 year old kid, it's the flight thing.... If you are at work with no gun, it's the flight thing... I'm good. I just think about this often....
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I can empathize with you. It hits me at odd times to this day. I was working as usual at Virginia Tech April 16. There are two I knew that I'll never see again. One fairly well.

It sucks and makes you think about how to make the best use of each day.
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:39 PM
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The article said Mr. Allen was from Indiana, like I am. I wonder if he was from my neck of the woods.
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I never heard of this. Wow...
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I remember seeing this in the SP Times the next morning. Of course it was touted as an extreme anomaly that would be very unlikely to occur again. Talk about stupid !
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One of my biggest of being a father. Not being able to protect my son when he needs me most.
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Wow. I also had active shooter training a couple of weeks ago. It was sobering seeing some of the events and who lived and died depending on the reactions. The local police chief was the instructor and did a great job. There have been many heroes protecting kids killed by scum. I am glad my office has a back door in the event I need to flee.
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:31 AM
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I'm giving you all the readers digest version of this story but the whole story runs threw my head a lot... I was 14 and lived with this greatly for a few years after this. I can't imagine the families of Mr. Allen and Mrs. Blackwelder have gone through.

Jason Harless and Jason McCoy are free men today. Very sad...
I saw this story show up in a few places yesterday as well. I remember when it happened, though I was at a different school (Largo High). My wrestling coach at the time was Mrs. Blackwelder's husband. So it still hit pretty close to home.
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