Saturday, February 17, 2018
Journal Entry One
"This is a lock down" echoed through the sound system today sending my heart into overdrive. My body couldn't help but to react to the words even though my teacher told us we would have the drill today. Huddled in the dark corner of my classroom, my mind raced with thoughts of what if.... What if it was real this time? What if a gunman shot through our locked door? My teacher always places herself between us and the door. What if the gunman shot her? Would I be next? Relief flooded me when the news of the drill was over and we could go back to our normal day. But what about next time? Will it be a drill or real?
I guess this must be normal...right? To worry about these things when I go to school every day?
An American Student
"American 15-19 olds are 8200% more likely to die from gun violence than children in any other developed nations." Dr. Jill Stein