Was there a moment where everyone collectively realized that something was wrong?
I was in a school shooting in 2012 and I remember hearing a loud noise and scream and for the first split second thinking it mustve been someone dropping something and scaring someone and then realizing that no something is super wrong.
~~I don't know exactly what to do, but there is currently an article on the Sun Sentinel that is completely twisting my words.~~
~~I didn't say ANYTHING they are stating here, what do I do?~~
EDIT: It's been removed, thank you for your help guys.
Hey guys, /u/Shaine_Memes private messaged me a question that I thought should be answered to the public.
> Did the fire alarm really go off? The news has said that the fire alarm went off right before this happened but from what I’ve seen you say, there’s no mention of it.
Yes, the fire alarm did go off. Despite beliefs, the fire alarm went off about 10-15 seconds AFTER he started shooting, I remember clearly. People across the school couldn't tell however, so they were treating it like a regular fire drill until word got around within a minute and everyone rushed back into their classrooms.
What was going through your mind? Anything, nothing, praying, please not me? I can't imagine being in a horrible situation like this, and I have no idea what I would be thinking while it was going on.
Did you know the perpetrator at all? What was the general opinion of him/was he in school days previous to this?
Strong kid. I hope you manage to cope well and get through the tough times ahead, and help the others too. Thanks for giving us your insight, it's very valuable and appreciated.
How is your teacher, Mrs. Schamis, holding up? To be in a position of responsibility during an event like this, I can't even imagine.
Thanks for doing this, and keep well.
Are you friends with any of the people in critical condition in the hospital?
Hi Sid. Thanks so much for sharing this.
This is a throwaway but I knew beigel and wondered if you could tell me more about what happened ? I believe he was locking a door when he was murdered. It doesn’t surprise me if it’s true that he was trying to save others. He was a hero.
I worked with him for 3 years at camp starlight where he is a complete legend. Maybe the funniest guy I have ever met. I remember at the end of camp when all the counsellors got a small gift from their adl. Beigel bought us all a fucking key ring with his own face on. The man was a genius haha.
God bless Scott. You’ll be so sorely missed my so many.
What is the school doing to help you and other students struggling with this event? I'm assuming you have days off, but are there counselors and resources for you?
Sid, thank you for sharing your story. I’m a middle school teacher and your positioning in the classroom is VERY insightful.
I’m curious — did the drills you’ve done before prepare you at all? Like all schools, we do lockdown drills and such, but am always wondering how well they would prepare me and my students to be ready.
Taking a small break to go get some fresh air at the pool with my bro, thank you for your thoughts and prayers. I will answer more questions later :)
I read that he pulled the fire alarm to shoot in the hallways, but your map suggests he shot into rooms, not the hallways. Did he start shooting before he pulled the alarm?
Shaking right now. All this support is unreal. One thing I noticed when I start to go into detail about my experience (I've done this almost 100+ times at this point) is that I start shaking uncontrollably like im freezing... is there some way I can stop this? /r/LPT I'm calling for your advice.
Was your classroom door already locked when the shooting started or did someone lock it upon hearing shots? What did the teacher in the room do and did they have time/ or attempt to give to any instructions to you and your classmates?
Hey Sid, I went to JPT (class of 2010) and had lots of friends at Douglas. This whole thing is so surreal being how nice and family oriented our town is. Sending you a big hug. You might not get to this Q because you have so many but I always thought those slits of windows in the doors were super thick with metal wiring to reinforce them so did he literally just shoot that out then stick the gun through the hole or how did he actually manage to shoot into the room? Sorry for your losses and pain, you're not alone.
I’m so terribly sorry this happened to you and your friends. Is there anything you want to say about Nick or Helena that people should know?
Hello Sid, I am reading this from Norway. First of all, I want to tell you that I cried while watching the videos and seeing the pictures today of the students and adults that were murdered. You all became my children in that moment, and I am so very sorry you had to go through this. Please know that even on this side of the world we are thinking about you, and everybody are talking about what has happened.
Are you OK?
Please accept hugs from a mother from the other side of the world.