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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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The helplessness so many had to be feeling radiated through me as well. We are not safe anymore even in a community college where people come to learn life skills and job training.

People are never really the same

The helplessness so many had to be feeling radiated through me as well. We are not safe anymore even in a community college where people come to learn life skills and job training.

People are never really the same

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When I was in class and got the first warning of a shooting, I began to feel angry. I asked myself as to why someone would do something like this.

I began to feel angry

When I was in class and got the first warning of a shooting, I began to feel angry. I asked myself as to why someone would do something like this.

I began to feel angry

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Obama came to Roseburg High School to meet and give his condolences to the families who lost someone they loved.

It was so hard to believe

Obama came to Roseburg High School to meet and give his condolences to the families who lost someone they loved.

It was so hard to believe

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I live really close to UCC and what happened there was very depressing. I lost an old friend of mine that day.

I thought I lost her

I live really close to UCC and what happened there was very depressing. I lost an old friend of mine that day.

I thought I lost her

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This tragic event that happened at Umpqua Community College is horrible, many lives were taken to soon, and one amazing hero risked his life to save others.

This tragic event

This tragic event that happened at Umpqua Community College is horrible, many lives were taken to soon, and one amazing hero risked his life to save others.

This tragic event

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My sister-in-law would have been killed but on that particular day she had to pick up her son not ten minutes before the shooter went to the class she would have been in and shot the class up.

I found out when I got home

My sister-in-law would have been killed but on that particular day she had to pick up her son not ten minutes before the shooter went to the class she would have been in and shot the class up.

I found out when I got home

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Many people sulked for too long; many used it as an excuse to isolate themselves and do nothing.

Many people dealt with it the wrong way

Many people sulked for too long; many used it as an excuse to isolate themselves and do nothing.

Many people dealt with it the wrong way

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The UCC shooting had no effect on me in fact my top priority was keeping my grades up so I can get out of high school.

All of that didn’t matter

The UCC shooting had no effect on me in fact my top priority was keeping my grades up so I can get out of high school.

All of that didn’t matter

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In my opinion I thought the reaction to the shooting was blown way out of proportion because shootings happen all the time.

In my opinion

In my opinion I thought the reaction to the shooting was blown way out of proportion because shootings happen all the time.

In my opinion

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What pissed me off the most was how Obama came here after the shooting.

He still blaims the guns

What pissed me off the most was how Obama came here after the shooting.

He still blaims the guns

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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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