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rachelc posted 9/13/2013 08:44 AM

So we're doing active shooter training in our school today and they played a 5 min 911 call from columbine. I couldn't listen. I plugged my ears. Years streamed down my face, my nose is running. There are 1000 ppl here and I am the only one this is happening to. Ppl keep asking me if I'm ok and patting me on the shoulder.
And all I can think is, I can't have any more situations in my life.

MovingUpward posted 9/13/2013 09:03 AM


rachelc posted 9/13/2013 09:11 AM

I've gotta pull myself together. This is important stuff to know!

jo2love posted 9/13/2013 10:12 AM


Rebreather posted 9/13/2013 12:43 PM

I think it sounds very scary to have to deal with that. Yikes. Good luck on the rest of the day.

nowiknow23 posted 9/13/2013 13:17 PM

((((rachel)))) How are you doing?

rachelc posted 9/13/2013 13:46 PM

Better. Exhausted. Def will talk to IC about this Tuesday. Two years ago this wouldn't have bothered me as much.

tired girl posted 9/13/2013 13:48 PM

It bothers me anytime I hear about these shootings. There is a song written about the columbine shooting, one of the girls, everytime I listen to it, the song gets to me.

ETA: Given where you work, it is not surprising this affected you.

[This message edited by tired girl at 1:49 PM, September 13th (Friday)]

jrc1963 posted 9/13/2013 16:46 PM


I moved away from the Denver area about 6 months before Columbine. I knew the area it happened in... had been near it many times.

I still get choked up when it's mentioned.

And all school shooting effect me now, especially since I work in a school.

Don't be hard on yourself. Give your self all the time and love you need.

rachelc posted 9/13/2013 22:37 PM

I SOO appreciate everyone's thoughts.
I do not understand why I was the only one who reacted this way.. I'm sorry to hear others here have had this experience but I'm glad I'm not alone!

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