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  •  I was in my 4th year in 1999 (0+ / 0-)

    I teach high school in Boulder CO and I remember that terrible hollow feeling that someone I knew (not well but I had met him), Dave Sanders, was one of the dead.  To me that made the atrocity all the worse that, in addition to the deaths of students who were just in the wrong place at the wrong time, a man I knew to be totally dedicated to working with young people had died trying to lock his door to protect his room full of students.

    Several years later, when I was confronted by some wingnut who was greatly angered that I myself did not own a gun and who thus thought I was not competent to teach physics, I completely lost it.  Years of anger and frustration came pouring out and thankfully one of our APs and our school resource officer got me out of the gym (it was parent conferences, about 500 people saw this) before I could get my hands on this fool.

    The person who shared the table with me said she was at once proud and terrified to see this and when I told her how ashamed I was that I had expressed those emotions she told me, "We all have them, you just couldn't bottle them up anymore."

    The man in the suit has just bought a new car with the profit he made from your dreams... (-7.00, -5.64)

    by markc9503 on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 01:12:19 PM PST

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