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.
The Roseburg community suffered together, and for the first time I saw everyone come together and support each other.
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.
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 changed a town. For a brief moment everyone put aside their differences and supported each other.
I heard from the son of a police officer that there was a shooting at my local community college.
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.”
Walking down the halls and seeing friends crying and supporting others is an image that will never leave my mind.
What started out as a joyous day turned into a nightmare in a single instant.
A few days later though I heard that one of my good friends, Mathew (Double-Stuffed Oreo), was chosen by the shooter