Going to School In the Age of Mass Shootings: How I and Other Young People Have Coped With the Reality of School Being A Deadly Place
The mass shooting at Columbine happened 3 years before I was born, and Sandy Hook 10 years after. To be born and raised in the midst of mass shootings radically shifts ones perspective.
The first time I stayed home because of a mass shooting, I was 10-years-old.
The mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary occurred the day before.
My classmates and I were pulled out of school early, told only that there had been a tragedy…