@sandyhookpromise#Personal.....Most people couldn’t/can’t understand why I get so #emotional about #SchoolShootings ... When #Columbine happened not only was I in my junior year of #highschool ... I had a 8 month old son. The thought of someone coming into my #school and taking me from him was #terrifying ... I #cried the next day in school openly to really the only teacher the talked to us about what happened (My science teacher Mr. McMahon)
I #remember how I felt #vividly as the details started to come out how as 1 of the very few #blackstudents in that school, was #hunted down on purpose... his name was also #Isaiah .... As the years went by that #fear then turned to someone taking my sons life in that same terrifying way. Him having a cellphone super early, me having conversations with him about fighting against his spirit & not being a hero... jumping out of window if he had to, telling him to call/text me during EVERY #activeshooter drill or “ #ShelterInPlace “ as they call it UHS and never to be a part of bullying, etc... Now here we are... #20YEARSLATER and some of my peers are just now having to understand the fear & #anxiety of having a child in school while all of this is going on.
IT WILL #NEVER BE NORMAL TO ME!! I don’t have all the answers .... I just know that this commercial is spot on! None of us think it can happen in our town until it does.... #MakeItStop#DoSomething#EnoughIsEnough