DOMESTIC PREPAREDNESS: Physically Uninjured - A Survivor's Perspective

It is extremely awkward and uncomfortable to ask for resources and invitations to attend private events when students and faculty died, and others may not be able to walk again. It feels selfish.

CAMPUS SAFETY MAGAZINE: A Virginia Tech Survivor's Story

"On the morning of April 16, 2007, I laid on the floor as a gunman tried to enter my computer science class at Virginia Tech..."

CHILDREN MENTAL HEALTH NETWORK: A School Shooting Survivor's Story: Lessons Learned

"Trauma occurs in a variety of forms and to varying degrees. It has a lasting effect on those who experience it. For a long time, I underestimated the effect that trauma had on me. 

On April 16, 2007, two weeks after my 21st birthday, I was sitting in class at Virginia Tech when I heard an unfamiliar popping sound..."