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

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

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That night, my boyfriend and I went to the candle-light vigil. It was so nice, but still really terrible because we still didn’t know who had been killed.

We will never forget this

That night, my boyfriend and I went to the candle-light vigil. It was so nice, but still really terrible because we still didn’t know who had been killed.

We will never forget this

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I was sitting in my English 12 class when I got word of the shooting. My heart instantly broke.

My heart instantly broke

I was sitting in my English 12 class when I got word of the shooting. My heart instantly broke.

My heart instantly broke

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The reaction of the community was all negative, when Obama came here, there were people lined up in protest.

The reaction of the community

The reaction of the community was all negative, when Obama came here, there were people lined up in protest.

The reaction of the community

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Roseburg had always seemed like a small and quiet place. “Why did it happen here?” I thought this to myself many times.

Why did it happen here?

Roseburg had always seemed like a small and quiet place. “Why did it happen here?” I thought this to myself many times.

Why did it happen here?

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You could feel the hurt of every person in our little town. No matter who you were, you were somehow connected to this devastating tragedy.

No matter who you were

You could feel the hurt of every person in our little town. No matter who you were, you were somehow connected to this devastating tragedy.

No matter who you were

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I felt a deep sadness and fear for what happened at UCC because I lost people I cared about and others I know were hurt.

I have come to the realization

I felt a deep sadness and fear for what happened at UCC because I lost people I cared about and others I know were hurt.

I have come to the realization

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I don’t think I’ve ever been so thankful for another human being in my life. Thank you Treven, for saving my sister.

Thank you Treven

I don’t think I’ve ever been so thankful for another human being in my life. Thank you Treven, for saving my sister.

Thank you Treven

Thank-you-Treven

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I didn’t know the names or the stories. I knew it was going to get worse and that was it.

Thank God you weren’t at UCC

I didn’t know the names or the stories. I knew it was going to get worse and that was it.

Thank God you weren’t at UCC

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I didn’t think too much about it; I thought that it would be handled quickly and no one would get hurt. Nothing ever happens around here.

Nothing ever happens around here

I didn’t think too much about it; I thought that it would be handled quickly and no one would get hurt. Nothing ever happens around here.

Nothing ever happens around here

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Knowing that I had family members there and not hearing from them right away made me panic.

Knowing I had family

Knowing that I had family members there and not hearing from them right away made me panic.

Knowing I had family

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This project is conducted by The Hearth
and supported by The Ford Family Foundation
and the Douglas County Museum.

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