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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  1. Lucas Rodriguez
    Lucas Rodriguez
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    I live in el paso and august 3rd was a really bad day for us as a city

  2. Chloe Kline
    Chloe Kline
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Guns are not the problem the people who pull the trigger are

  3. GachaLife Bananagirl
    GachaLife Bananagirl
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    Everything is gonna be okay girl

  4. Jazmine colson
    Jazmine colson
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    I legit was there when it happened to, we had to go on lockdown for a while

  5. Bianca
    9 klukkustundum síðan

    Americans: "Guns make us safe" Europeans: "Watching yet another news about gun violence in the US, while rarely having having gun problems."

  6. Sarah Churchward
    Sarah Churchward
    9 klukkustundum síðan

    Its so not fair on kids like you i live in austraila so i dont know what its like

  7. Jafer Rizvi
    Jafer Rizvi
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Become like Canada ffs, have some gun laws

  8. Karen Gutierrez
    Karen Gutierrez
    12 klukkustundum síðan

    I was actually in a school shooting. My school has a school next to it where mostly gang kids go to. And a kid brought a gun and shot someone. My school went on lockdown and I was in a corner scared half to death but also ready to face someone if it was needed. It was very scary and people shouldn't joke about things like that because it's a very serious concept and not to mention scary.

  9. Emma Barr
    Emma Barr
    12 klukkustundum síðan

    I hate school shootings it is so so sad, 😭 but if guns become illegal how can we protect ourselves from people who do break the law, and use guns anyway... Ya know?

  10. Nora Murphy
    Nora Murphy
    12 klukkustundum síðan

    Sad how this world has become

  11. Lindsey Cline
    Lindsey Cline
    12 klukkustundum síðan

    Whenever I see news of a shooting on the news instead of crying like some adults do, I just am numb to it.

  12. ink sans1o
    ink sans1o
    12 klukkustundum síðan

    When did this become normal uh shit I guess since Columbine

  13. Toast & buns
    Toast & buns
    13 klukkustundum síðan

    It’s so sad on how this happens ever so often. It’s not rare anymore. It’s happening everywhere and it’s sad how much people lose from this.

  14. Skylar O’Neil
    Skylar O’Neil
    13 klukkustundum síðan

    Ok we all related to Adam and Eve right? Well that means we’re all a family so we gotta treat each other as a family :3

  15. XxkhlokhloxX Roses
    XxkhlokhloxX Roses
    13 klukkustundum síðan

    People who love in jersey tell me what happened today that’s related to this

  16. Midnight Serenity
    Midnight Serenity
    13 klukkustundum síðan

    Honestly, my school doesn't even panic anymore when we get gun or bomb threats. I have two little cousins who go to the middle school, one of which has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair, and they went under lockdown because a sixth grader, an ELEVEN YEAR OLD GIRL, was going to shoot someone and then herself. My sophomore year, we literally got bomb threats every month. Sure, none of it got carried out, but since when is this a normal thing?? We had an armed man break into the school and that was the first time I ever had to do an actual lockdown with an armed man walking the halls. It's scary, and my superintendent doesn't even cancel school anymore because of how often stuff like this happens. It's heartbreaking.

  17. Eliyourboy Awesome
    Eliyourboy Awesome
    14 klukkustundum síðan

    This is how many people are scared of school shooting ⬇️

  18. Unicorn Squad
    Unicorn Squad
    14 klukkustundum síðan

    Normal now

  19. Roblox Premium_pro
    Roblox Premium_pro
    15 klukkustundum síðan

    When i look at the thumbnail i thought students were just holding metal in air...

  20. Amanda Rodriguez
    Amanda Rodriguez
    15 klukkustundum síðan

    Honestly I will never truly understand why people shoot in schools, or in general. Because if they kill someone that victim's family will never be the same

  21. Christopher Lawrence
    Christopher Lawrence
    15 klukkustundum síðan

    At my school I had I real lockdown

  22. draw master
    draw master
    15 klukkustundum síðan

    Not trying to be mean but when this becomes normal I know is school shooting or shooting something else is not normal is a possibility there not shooting everyday

  23. Angel Yami
    Angel Yami
    15 klukkustundum síðan

    Lots of shooting and killing are happing in the world…………………🤧😢

    16 klukkustundum síðan

    Schools have turned into shooting ranges sadly

  25. Kayla Jones
    Kayla Jones
    16 klukkustundum síðan

    My school doesn’t have gun drills just fire drills, lockdowns, shelter in place, and bomb threats

  26. YouTube is life.
    YouTube is life.
    16 klukkustundum síðan

    There was actually boys shooting yesterday outside my school and they were students 😔.

  27. TGL_Gugoo
    17 klukkustundum síðan


  28. why do i exist
    why do i exist
    17 klukkustundum síðan

    “when did this become normal?” sis be having to worrying about surviving every day without being killed, while other kids are worrying about being popular, smh

  29. Aaron Bowen
    Aaron Bowen
    18 klukkustundum síðan

    i wish police could have guns in our country so then knife crime would go down because its really high in the UK especially where i live as long as guns dont go on for sale. (we still get gun crime but its rare since people dont understand how to get a firearm illegally)

  30. Luis Garcia
    Luis Garcia
    18 klukkustundum síðan

    Ok who tf cares about gun violence, honestly it happen how tf u stop 🛑 that shiii someone gets shot then they get shot what can u do ask god to bring them back, if it happens then it happens there’s not gunna be no change and damn does it really hurt u that much 🤦🏼‍♂️

  31. Kelcko
    18 klukkustundum síðan

    people should stop being a complete assholes

    18 klukkustundum síðan

    My littel sister was close to one cause 2 people were trying to kill littel kids

  33. Natalia Garza
    Natalia Garza
    19 klukkustundum síðan

    and adults say children don’t know anything. children are so woke rn in these times

  34. Nurjahan Begum
    Nurjahan Begum
    19 klukkustundum síðan

    *H I I ‘ M A S A D H U M A N B E I N G*

  35. ALxA.e.r.o
    19 klukkustundum síðan

    It's big brain time (not really): you Should ban guns in your country because in my country (Indonesia) they ban them.

  36. goofynewfie 332
    goofynewfie 332
    20 klukkustundum síðan

    The dislikes were members of the NRA.

  37. The Pug Channel
    The Pug Channel
    20 klukkustundum síðan

    Storybooth: *real stories* Other channels: *i'm allergic to w a t e r*

  38. Amber Bryan
    Amber Bryan
    20 klukkustundum síðan

    Well I live in England so..

  39. Nikki Moore
    Nikki Moore
    21 klukkustund síðan

    I live in London, so I’m good😅

  40. xTaNkx278
    21 klukkustund síðan

    this next generation are the ones commiting half of them