3 months ago
I don't know if this is allowed in here, but if not, it can be removed.
There was a shooting in STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado. It is my school. It happened 3 hours ago. The day started like normal... Nothing wrong. In first period we got to help some kindergartners with a project. Then the day went on... But then went so, so wrong.
I was in music class when it started. I was alone in a different room than everyone else, recording vocals. First, there was only one, loud shot. I stopped what I was doing, but I wasn't panicking. I was confused, probably along with everyone else. The second shots rang loudly. Following the shots was a lock down. I heard more cracking from the bullets during that time. About 2-3 minutes later I could hear sirens, so the police or whoever was here.
What makes this more scary and traumatizing, is that I later learned that the shooters started in the special eds room. Guess where the music room is located? Next to the special eds room. Guess where I was? Next to the music room. The music room had 2 doors. Each of them went outwards, along with mine. Nobody could barricade the doors. My school used to be an office building, which I guess explains it.
When I heard the second shots, I started panicking. I turned of the lights, and locked the door. The windows were already previously covered with paper. I had goosebumps and I felt like fainting.
I was crying and praying, even after police arrived. I hid behind the single table that was there. There were many more shots. Eventually, the door was broken down, and I was taken out. I saw all these people exiting through the emergency exit with police. Everyone was searched, given instructions, and were put on buses to the Northridge recreation center. I was getting texts and calls from everyone, but service was bad for a while. I am so glad I am okay.
There was a thunderstorm, so that added to the mood. I learned that one of my friends, who I shall not name, was running from the shooter, and had his back grazed. He is one of the 8 injured. But one of my close friends is not responding at all, to me or his parents. I learned about 10 minutes ago that there is an injured who is not reunited with HIS parents. My close friend is a male. I hope he is alright. All my other friends were ok, I think. I already have one friend who is injured, I don't need another friend WHO COULD HAVE A BULLET IN HIS LUNG!
I was told a middle schooler and a high schooler did this. Several of the injured are in critical condition. Those people are a part of what is wrong with this world. Please, I need some support. I don't know where else to post this. I am so scared. My parents are coming to pick me up. I need someone to talk to right now.