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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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A girl in my class left to take a phone call and frantically came back into the classroom crying, saying there had been a shooting at UCC.

I prayed to God all day

A girl in my class left to take a phone call and frantically came back into the classroom crying, saying there had been a shooting at UCC.

I prayed to God all day

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I was aiding in the RHA daycare when an announcement came over the intercom for teachers to check their emails. The Kids were being exceptionally silly and wild that day.

The classroom of toddlers

I was aiding in the RHA daycare when an announcement came over the intercom for teachers to check their emails. The Kids were being exceptionally silly and wild that day.

The classroom of toddlers

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Even seeing the flowers that were part of the memorial at the college, and even now It all just seems like a horrible story that had nothing to do with me.

Sitting in my high school class

Even seeing the flowers that were part of the memorial at the college, and even now It all just seems like a horrible story that had nothing to do with me.

Sitting in my high school class

Sitting-in-my-high-school-class

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As we heard the news of the protests & gatherings of disgrunted citizens who were upset about Obama coming to “push the issue of gun control” on our town, my friends & I decided to act.

As we heard the news of the protests

As we heard the news of the protests & gatherings of disgrunted citizens who were upset about Obama coming to “push the issue of gun control” on our town, my friends & I decided to act.

As we heard the news of the protests

Disgrunted-Citizens

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Awareness gripped everyone in one way or another. Some said more guns, some said less, some said none.

Awareness gripped everyone

Awareness gripped everyone in one way or another. Some said more guns, some said less, some said none.

Awareness gripped everyone

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My brother would have been in the classroom if someone hadn’t had asked him to go elsewhere.

My brother would have been in the classroom

My brother would have been in the classroom if someone hadn’t had asked him to go elsewhere.

My brother would have been in the classroom

My-Brother

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I was excited to get home from school to celebrate my mother’s birthday. That did not happen.

I was excited to get home

I was excited to get home from school to celebrate my mother’s birthday. That did not happen.

I was excited to get home

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It made me feel like I had done my part to help soften the blow of such a tragedy.

It made me feel like I had done my part

It made me feel like I had done my part to help soften the blow of such a tragedy.

It made me feel like I had done my part

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I sat next to┬áLucero in math class. She was a nice girl and extremely smart. She didn’t deserve to die.

I sat next to Lucero in math class

I sat next to┬áLucero in math class. She was a nice girl and extremely smart. She didn’t deserve to die.

I sat next to Lucero in math class

Lost-Friends

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Most of us sat in silence praying for loved ones and friends while the sounds of police scanners started to appear from students phones.

Most of us sat in silence

Most of us sat in silence praying for loved ones and friends while the sounds of police scanners started to appear from students phones.

Most of us sat in silence

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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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