Will I leave school, alive?

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Young student walks down the street.
Young student walks down the street.

I will graduate high school on May 30, 2019, but I have two younger siblings who are barely beginning school. After the shooting of Marjory Stoneman High School, I never imagined a shooting to be so close to home. I would hear about other school shootings in far away states. It is evident that a shooting could happen at any time regardless of your location. It is insane how I must ask myself if I will make through the day. I fear for my younger sibling’s lives. I fear for the lives of my peers. Most importantly, I fear for my own life. I ask myself again, “Will I leave school, alive?” I ask you, will you leave school alive? I don’t know.

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