September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  Read and share stories to honor survivors whose loved ones died by gun suicide.

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In May 2018, my school district had a shooting. A seventh grader at one of the middle schools brought a gun to school and shot two people, a teacher and a student. Both survived with injuries, but it sent the whole school district into shutdown, especially the high school. As I sat in my U.S. History class, we went into lockdown, as a reports of a possible second shooter spread around the high school. I didn’t know if I would make it out of school that day in that time of uncertainty about a second shooter. I sat in a barricaded classroom. I don’t want anyone to have to experience that again; it’s frightening and mentally affects you afterwards. Students shouldn’t have to worry about shootings in school.

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