The physically uninjured need resources, too.
When you're in lockdown, you can feel profoundly helpless.
I remember standing outside dumbly, wondering why no one else was running.
I'm scared of heights, so when I got to the window and looked down I just thought, 'Holy cow. This is not my cup of tea.'
Nothing has changed.
We assumed it was a hunter because, well, it was 1992 and school shootings were not a part of our collective consciousness.
You dread telling people where you're from.
You have to look past the fact that you’re not going to stop evil, but how can you lessen it? How can you make evil not so capable?
The Parkland kids are representing the common interest of the American people, and I think that’s why it’s sort of a watershed moment.
They understood why I didn't like balloons or felt uneasy in grocery stores or other places that didn't allow me to clearly plot an exit.
I was expecting to keep living life, happy and anxiety free when spring break comes. But right now it's spring break and I'm going to Washington.
VICE commissioned 15 essays from people who have survived school shootings over the past 30 years.