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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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I didn’t really know anyone involved, but almost every one of my friends lost someone, and seeing them grieve so much was extremely challenging.

My friends lost someone

I didn’t really know anyone involved, but almost every one of my friends lost someone, and seeing them grieve so much was extremely challenging.

My friends lost someone

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The Roseburg community suffered together, and for the first time I saw everyone come together and support each other.

I saw many heartbroken families

The Roseburg community suffered together, and for the first time I saw everyone come together and support each other.

I saw many heartbroken families

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I can’t even stand to look at it. My dad was called out of retirement to be part of the first responders that went to the scene.

I hate UCC now

I can’t even stand to look at it. My dad was called out of retirement to be part of the first responders that went to the scene.

I hate UCC now

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My story is about my dads work and how they were one of the groups that went and lined the roads on one of the days all the students came back.

It brought smiles to the students

My story is about my dads work and how they were one of the groups that went and lined the roads on one of the days all the students came back.

It brought smiles to the students

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It changed a town. For a brief moment everyone put aside their differences and supported each other.

It changed a town

It changed a town. For a brief moment everyone put aside their differences and supported each other.

It changed a town

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I heard from the son of a police officer that there was a shooting at my local community college.

I almost didn’t believe

I heard from the son of a police officer that there was a shooting at my local community college.

I almost didn’t believe

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I remember being in my 4th period class and hearing man sirens going off. My initial thought was “Oh no, it’s going to be a busy day for my mother at the hospital.”

The moment itself felt unreal

I remember being in my 4th period class and hearing man sirens going off. My initial thought was “Oh no, it’s going to be a busy day for my mother at the hospital.”

The moment itself felt unreal

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Walking down the halls and seeing friends crying and supporting others is an image that will never leave my mind.

I remember exactly where

Walking down the halls and seeing friends crying and supporting others is an image that will never leave my mind.

I remember exactly where

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What started out as a joyous day turned into a nightmare in a single instant.

Time seemed to stop in its tracks

What started out as a joyous day turned into a nightmare in a single instant.

Time seemed to stop in its tracks

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A few days later though I heard that one of my good friends, Mathew (Double-Stuffed Oreo), was chosen by the shooter

I thought I texted everyone

A few days later though I heard that one of my good friends, Mathew (Double-Stuffed Oreo), was chosen by the shooter

I thought I texted everyone

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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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