“One of the students was having a hard time with the new topic. As the teacher began to step aside and help the student, Sophia chimed in and told the teacher she would get up and go over and help the other student out.”
“‘Stay with us Katie, stay with us.’ I either had the option of being victim to my trauma or I had to stare at it head on, whatever that meant. I trusted her. I had to put on my big girl panties and fiercely bring light to my inside compass. At a ripe 19-years-old, I wasn’t expecting to be fighting for my life, especially at a random house party.”
Anthony Borges was shot five times as he heroically put himself between the gunfire and his classmates.
“Myself and three other boys are supposed to push the table against the door. After that, all the class is going to stand behind us on the back wall.”