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 ClearPurpose
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November 11, 2019 7:40 am  

Wow! It''s hard to say exactly what I actually would do. I feel like I would do whatever I possibly could to survive. Leaving the High School was really risky, but staying in the situation was riskyer.


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 Tere
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November 11, 2019 3:31 pm  

There is no way I can imagine going through this at all. Of course  crowds bother me, so I wouldn't have been in the concession stand to begin with. 

I can see me sticking with Lena, as she is as strong a person as she needed to be. 

Going to my father's store? Nope. No way. 


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 Jamie
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November 11, 2019 8:25 pm  

I would've spent the night very quietly sitting in the classroom, without turning the lights on. One night like that would've been much safer than roaming around outside, walking further in the school yard, and walking down the city streets where it ultimately turned out there was rioting. I would not have bothered with Black after that first call. But love is blind so I get it.


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 Dai
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November 11, 2019 9:23 pm  

I love thinking about what I would do with the knowledge that things would play out differently in the actual situation. I think I would've just tried to look for the teacher or any adult for help. 


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 Sabrina stroud
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November 12, 2019 12:19 am  

Honestly I think I would've frozen, I wouldn't know what to do. But if it came to it, I would fight, and I know how. Even though I'm a girl I can punch and I know where it hurts


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 Ethel
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November 12, 2019 7:45 am  

@Robyn

Robyn's comment really resonates with me. I think it's important to reflect on an adult brain processing the situation compared with a teen brain. It's difficult to know, as an adult, how we would have reacted with our teen brains. I think this comparison would be a great area for discussion with our youth--to help both adults and youth understand different perspectives and consider how actions can change as we mature and gain more experience in the world. Overall, I think it was a realistic presentation of what might have happened, and I appreciate the different voices to illuminate how the girls' different backgrounds played into their decisions.


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 Connie
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November 13, 2019 6:18 am  

It was interesting hearing both sides of the stories, we think of Police Officers as our friends, but in this situation it was so different.     I do think I would have stayed with Lena.  But I definitely would have encouraged Lena to go home, my home or yours.    


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 Janet
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November 13, 2019 7:52 am  

If they were by the school I would have went in there, there has to be a safe room to hide out and probably a phone so they could call for help. Or else I would have ran in a different direction from 7th street. Lena must have had other friends in town whose houses she could run to.


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 Sally
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November 15, 2019 9:45 am  

@Jamie

I would have stayed in the trailer. But Campbell did have a lot of pressure to go. Hard decision


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 Sally
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November 15, 2019 9:47 am  

I would have been terrified. I would not have gone to the store. If I left the trailer my main focus would be to get home


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 Kaylee
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November 15, 2019 5:31 pm  

@Jodi

Me too!! No way I'd leave that portable. 


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 Jes
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November 15, 2019 8:34 pm  

I do understand how the girls got caught up in a scary situation and were just legitimately trying to get out of it.

I would have definitely rolled down the safety door in the concession stand and locked us inside while the riot got worse outside. It seems like Campbell considered this but didn’t do it. Maybe reaching up to get the door during an active shooting was too much for them, but it seems like a better option than trying to run through the crowd to the classrooms.


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