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How do you think you would have reacted in a similar situation?
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.
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.
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.
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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