today was a horrible day that i think will scar many people in montreal. i know that is has scarred me. there was a shooting at the cegep that i graduated from a year and a half ago. if this would have happened a year and a half ago i would have been directly in line of fire because i hang out exactly where the gunman came in.
i know that i should not be worried but i am having a hard time with the idea of going to school tomorrow. i have had butterflies all day just thinking about it. i have to also go to a building that is attached to dawson college. i cannot imagine having to be any where near that area right now.
i am sorry this is so off topic...if you wish to remove this mods i understand. thanks.
i just heard the name of the girl who was killed and she went to my high school and graduated 3 years after me. i didn't know her well but the name was familiar. one of my friend's father taught the gunman in elementary school.
also one of the other victims is now in a deep coma.
I go to McGill University which is a few blocks away from Dawson College, and had class the morning it happened. Everyone's cell phones were ringing. People's mom's and friends were calling to make sure they were alright, as we all take the metro (subway) to which Dawson is an underground link to.
It was a raining and dark day on top of the horror. I was raised in Laval, where the gun man was from, and I know people who know him.
We have to remember that these people aren't just crazy freaks, who are "not normal" like many TV reporters said. These TV reporters are not Social Scientists nor are they Psychologists. Everything horrible is something that needs our love. Also, we don't want metal detectors or security guards walking the hallways. These things do not make me feels safe they make me feel like I'm in a hostile environment.
We want our schools to be open and inviting. I don't want to feel like I'm entering an American airport every morning of my school life. As an elementary school Teacher know the importance of inviting atmospheres.
***Edited By: DianaRose on 9/15/2006 12:19:58 PM*** Reason: typo