When Did This Become Normal?

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Growing up, Lizzie never realized how deeply she was affected by what she saw on the news and experienced at school. But when she took the time to look back, she started to understand that events she experienced really impacted her way of thinking and daily life, and the level of her anxiety.
When Lizzie was younger, she lived at Fort Hood - the biggest U.S. military base in the country. She was there when a horrible shooting happened. The day after the horrific event, she went to school and saw armed guards surrounding the building. When she approached a guard, he assured her that he was there to protect her. But because Lizzie was so young, she didn't understand why she needed to be protected at school. At such a young age, the whole thing was really confusing.
Then, when Lizzie was in middle school, another student brought a weapon to school. The student was caught before he was able to use his weapon, and the school was able to avoid a potentially dangerous situation. However, even though Lizzie was so grateful that things didn't escalate, the whole experience still really scared her.
After that, Lizzie felt a similar sense of fear, confusion and sadness when she heard about the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook. She couldn't imagine how the victims must have felt, and she hugged her younger brother and told him she loved him after hearing about what happened on the news.
Then, when Lizzie was a senior in high school, she found out about another tragedy at Stoneman Douglas. As much as it broke her heart to hear about yet another school shooting, Lizzie couldn't help but feel numb to the pain - and that scared her even more.
After each event, Lizzie became more anxious in her daily life. When her school had an active shooter drill, she couldn't help but fear the worst, and she immediately texted her brother to make sure he was okay.
Lizzie believes that, although this is hard for anyone to comprehend, it is especially difficult for kids and teenagers. She doesn't understand why her generation has to feel any sense of fear when walking into a school, going to a store or heading to a movie. She may think to herself, "When did this become normal?" However, Lizzie has hope for the future. She thinks that her generation will be the change that the world needs to make a difference, and she is hopeful that future generations will not have experience what Lizzie and her classmates went through.
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Mackenzie Landgraf
Mackenzie Landgraf - 21 mínútu síðan
I live in Australia so I’m lucky I don’t have to experience that, the only one I’ve ever heard about in my country is one on the other side of the country so I’m pretty safe!
Mary Rodda
Mary Rodda - Klukkustund síðan
how sick is it that in the first minute i had to think "which shooting"
Brother Zlox
Brother Zlox - Klukkustund síðan
The US gun laws are stupid as they were written when muskets (slow firing rifle like guns you need to load like a cannon that half the time never hit targets) were the only guns around.
Melani Rodriguez
Melani Rodriguez - Klukkustund síðan
This mad me sad and think about all the time that happened to my school this reality now wake up
J.I.N.X - Klukkustund síðan
Jaime Bengoechea
Jaime Bengoechea - 2 klukkustundum síðan
I lived in El Paso and saw the whole scenario shooting it was in a Walmart and in cielo vista mall
Jaime Bengoechea
Jaime Bengoechea - 2 klukkustundum síðan
The culprit was from Laredo
equine equestrian
equine equestrian - 2 klukkustundum síðan
America is pretty messed up with the shooting, like holy
Sarah Whatever
Sarah Whatever - 2 klukkustundum síðan
One time during when the fifth graders were over to my school to see the campus, the band was playing for them and stands got knocked over and it sounded a lot like guns being fired. I was scared out of my pants cause I was afraid that it was actually a school shooting. This is the world we live in and I hope it changes for the next generation.
Under Tale
Under Tale - 2 klukkustundum síðan
People in Canada be like
School shootings what’s that?
Hoxton 786
Hoxton 786 - 3 klukkustundum síðan
This is america
Kate Mokry
Kate Mokry - 3 klukkustundum síðan
This is a perfect subject to talk about, I’m from El Paso and even though my family and friends were not harmed it is scary just going around now. A kid at my school in my class was expelled because he said “I’m going to shoot up this school and kill everyone.” But back to the Walmart thing my mom and I were going to go shopping there because my sister had softball right by it but we didn’t go. I remember being so scared because I didn’t know what happened to my sister and we were so close we could faintly hear the gunshots. But this is a good thing for us to talk about, this is what our generation will fix.
SOFIA MAGNOLIA - 3 klukkustundum síðan
This is why I need to live in Canada 🇨🇦
Ducky - 3 klukkustundum síðan
i know storybooth is true and real
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Ducky - 3 klukkustundum síðan
you are a snitch
send sleep
send sleep - 4 klukkustundum síðan
i had a kid last year who brought a gun. apparently? my sister called me at 2 am, telling me there was a story on snapchat that someone was gonna shoot up my school. i just felt scared, and when i told my parents, they made me go to school anyways. i always feel nauseous thinking about it, and i'm legit scared. sometimes it makes me feel numb, but it's all bc its normalized. its crazy what this world has come to.
Isaac Walker
Isaac Walker - 4 klukkustundum síðan
Damn I'm not a person who cares about people who die that I don't know or affect me but that sucks alot and well just fuck shooters
Sour Pach Kidd
Sour Pach Kidd - 4 klukkustundum síðan
Hate to say it but it’s Santa Fe New Mexico not Texas
Shadow the Skeleton
Shadow the Skeleton - 5 klukkustundum síðan
Omg...you were there when the 3 soilders died?!?...I saw it on the news I live in America too.
IDK studios
IDK studios - 5 klukkustundum síðan
I really feel you.. I am always scared. Of people especially I feel like, I have anxiety.. because of it.
Ãri Chañ
Ãri Chañ - 5 klukkustundum síðan
“When did this become normal?” When america decided to allow idiots to possess guns!
I'm so fucking glad I'm not American!
Winner Ingani
Winner Ingani - 6 klukkustundum síðan
Holy Jesus why is this normal
Queen Ariana
Queen Ariana - 6 klukkustundum síðan
So true sometimes I feel that I'm not safe anywhere
mini diva
mini diva - 8 klukkustundum síðan
This honestly really hit me, and I usually dont really mind these thing bit like this hit me, lord keep us all safe🥺🙏🏼
The Dank Succ
The Dank Succ - 8 klukkustundum síðan
If someone is shooting Ik your school just say no they cannot continue after being told no
Rahnila Hendricks
Rahnila Hendricks - 9 klukkustundum síðan
This is like baby kaly story
LOVE PUGS - 10 klukkustundum síðan
Ahhh yes... real stories, a satisfaction indeed.
XxDandere MochixX
XxDandere MochixX - 11 klukkustundum síðan
This Is why i don't want to go to America. 😢😢
Noelani Wolf
Noelani Wolf - 12 klukkustundum síðan
After the whole Columbine thing the schools in my district took out all lockers except for the P.E. Ones and every year we have a Assembly for Rachel Joy Scott and we have a program called Rachel’s Challenge. (Also it’s a middle school I’m in 7th grade)
Madonna Danquah
Madonna Danquah - 12 klukkustundum síðan
Other story channels: reads hashtags
Also other story channels: we've been burnt to crisps
Nevaeh Sanchez
Nevaeh Sanchez - 13 klukkustundum síðan
I could hear her spitting on the microphone.
Glam - 13 klukkustundum síðan
Wierdo Bish
Wierdo Bish - 14 klukkustundum síðan
This is the 𝐎𝐍𝐋𝐘 stories channel that I believe
Ximana Rosales
Ximana Rosales - 17 klukkustundum síðan
We need to ban guns
Labored - 18 klukkustundum síðan
2nd amendment. Ever heard of it?
Jonas Albert
Jonas Albert - 20 klukkustundum síðan
Why don’t you move to a safer place like australia or Los angelas
Brayden the supergamer
Brayden the supergamer - 20 klukkustundum síðan
Fuck you bitch the president that bans guns is the worst in the world
Bundle of Nonsense
Bundle of Nonsense - 21 klukkustund síðan
Guns should be completely illegal, change my mind
LPSmoon Stone
LPSmoon Stone - 23 klukkustundum síðan
It's like social justice⚖
Wiwak Show
Wiwak Show - Degi Síðan síðan
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JJ53talman - Degi Síðan síðan
She a snitch doe