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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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In 4th Period when people started finding out about the shooting it seemed as if it was a dream.

In 4th Period

In 4th Period when people started finding out about the shooting it seemed as if it was a dream.

In 4th Period

On-This-Day-Time-Stopped

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Every person had the same scared, blank stare. It felt as though it was’t actually happening.

Every person had the same scared, blank stare

Every person had the same scared, blank stare. It felt as though it was’t actually happening.

Every person had the same scared, blank stare

A-Disaster-Like-This

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I was amazed by how strong our community is… The community of Roseburg is one of the best in the world.

I was amazed

I was amazed by how strong our community is… The community of Roseburg is one of the best in the world.

I was amazed

An-Amazing-Community

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The only sounds were those of worrying, calling and crying. Only pain and anxiety… For those who lost a loved one… Stay strong.

The only sounds

The only sounds were those of worrying, calling and crying. Only pain and anxiety… For those who lost a loved one… Stay strong.

The only sounds

Courage-to-Speak

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I was registered to be in that exact class in Snyder Hall. I would’ve been in that classroom with the others. This really hit me hard.

I would’ve been in that classroom

I was registered to be in that exact class in Snyder Hall. I would’ve been in that classroom with the others. This really hit me hard.

I would’ve been in that classroom

Texts-From-My-Dad

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Once people were able to contact it gave you hope that it would be not as painful. Several people did not return contact…

Several people did not return

Once people were able to contact it gave you hope that it would be not as painful. Several people did not return contact…

Several people did not return

A-Friend-of-Quinn-Cooper

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The news reporters just wouldn’t stop. They were ruthless… Different views on certain issues tore us apartĀ again. Why?

They were ruthless

The news reporters just wouldn’t stop. They were ruthless… Different views on certain issues tore us apartĀ again. Why?

They were ruthless

Tragedy-and-Schism

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When the news came that UCC had a shooter on campus, everyone stopped working and picked up their phones to see how serious the situation was and to check on family members.

When the news came

When the news came that UCC had a shooter on campus, everyone stopped working and picked up their phones to see how serious the situation was and to check on family members.

When the news came

Community-Support-for-Those-Affected

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The college that I had planned to attend gave me a fear I had not prepared for. If I was just a year older, I could have been in that classroom.

If I was just a year older

The college that I had planned to attend gave me a fear I had not prepared for. If I was just a year older, I could have been in that classroom.

If I was just a year older

The-New-Kid

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The halls were flooded with tears and the silence… I have never heard a silence like this.

I have never heard a silence like this

The halls were flooded with tears and the silence… I have never heard a silence like this.

I have never heard a silence like this

The-Sound-of-Silence

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