I should not be forced to live in fear. I should not be forced to look for hiding spots every time I enter a new room. I should not have to worry about my friends in all corners of the country. None of this should be my job.
It all felt so real, and so mind-numbing to think that as I was sitting there, about to take a final, a whole school was in lock down, thousands of students and faculty not knowing if they would make it home that night.
Somehow religious folk especially have been duped into believing that to conceal a gun in a purse or jacket is the mark of a good citizen, when in fact it is an act of absolute cowardice and disregard for the beauty and value of our fellow humans.