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Stories shared in response to the October 1, 2015
tragedy at Umpqua Community College

Stories shared in response to the October 1, 2015
tragedy at Umpqua Community College

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This was the day I had to say goodbye to someone so dear to me. This is a day i will remember forever.

To say goodbye

This was the day I had to say goodbye to someone so dear to me. This is a day i will remember forever.

To say goodbye

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I vividly remember my close friend calling me at school telling me that they needed O- blood. I quickly left school

I vividly remember

I vividly remember my close friend calling me at school telling me that they needed O- blood. I quickly left school

I vividly remember

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One girl was violently crying because her mom was a student there and they had left the house angry with each other.

There was no smiling

One girl was violently crying because her mom was a student there and they had left the house angry with each other.

There was no smiling

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For the people who had to keep fighting on because they lost a love one; you are not alone.

You are not alone

For the people who had to keep fighting on because they lost a love one; you are not alone.

You are not alone

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I saw a community bonding and also healing. Vigils, fundraisers, and shared memories brought us back together.

I saw a community bonding

I saw a community bonding and also healing. Vigils, fundraisers, and shared memories brought us back together.

I saw a community bonding

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The rest of the day was just numb. There were kids everywhere crying or just staring into the distance.

We just hoped

The rest of the day was just numb. There were kids everywhere crying or just staring into the distance.

We just hoped

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My mother who was a first responder paramedic on scene is going through a lot of pain after what she saw.

She was the first medic

My mother who was a first responder paramedic on scene is going through a lot of pain after what she saw.

She was the first medic

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I went to the fairgrounds right after the terrible shooting and waiting for my loved ones. I received the text and call from my boyfriend while in my fourth period math class.

I think what stands out most

I went to the fairgrounds right after the terrible shooting and waiting for my loved ones. I received the text and call from my boyfriend while in my fourth period math class.

I think what stands out most

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I was so scared that my sister might not be okay. I sent text after text, first to her, then to my mom.

I sent text after text

I was so scared that my sister might not be okay. I sent text after text, first to her, then to my mom.

I sent text after text

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I was in the library sitting across the table from my friend. She was texting her friend all period.

When it happened

I was in the library sitting across the table from my friend. She was texting her friend all period.

When it happened