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. Roy Poy
    Roy Poy
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    What a SJW you can't take a joke what a bich

  2. Kirttana S
    Kirttana S
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    I love her voice she sounds like the next president to me

  3. Gaming station
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    Why she is talking so much

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  5. ioletsgoDevildog
    4 dögum síðan

    well guess what lizzie its happening rn

  6. Hannah Johnson
    Hannah Johnson
    4 dögum síðan

    As a Canadian I still wonder why Americans haven't banned guns yet? There guns! There more dangerous than kinder suprise eggs! Stay safe out there 😊

  7. Karla Wright-Gomez
    Karla Wright-Gomez
    5 dögum síðan

    I'm so sorry for her 😭

  8. Iris Playz
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  9. Kim Namjoon
    Kim Namjoon
    6 dögum síðan

    I have a solution..COME TO CANADAA

    1. Kim Namjoon
      Kim Namjoon
      5 dögum síðan

      onion fetus but guns are banned in Canada

    2. onion fetus
      onion fetus
      5 dögum síðan

      that will bring the shooters here then : /

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  11. Judy Manning
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  12. Judy Manning
    Judy Manning
    8 dögum síðan

    FBI open up

  13. Mhina Barcelon
    Mhina Barcelon
    9 dögum síðan

    plot twist: they did that just for people to like their kids

  14. Celine
    9 dögum síðan

    Thats Why i love Living in Denmark

  15. lovie wofie girl !
    lovie wofie girl !
    9 dögum síðan

    With the El Paso shooting here is how I heard of it: I went on vacation with my family and stuff we went to El Paso btw but here was the scary part for me and even worse I was 7 years old when that happened so when me and my parents were in the hotel room and the amber alert came on and as a kid I was scared of amber alerts because the sound they make and on my sis and mom and dads phone (i did not have a phone) it said a mall shooting happened and it was very sad for those people who got shot by the shooter and even worse that day was my sister’s b day and I saw the mall when my dad was driving to lunch I saw it all covered up with tape guarding it and stuff and that is the end of that story (idk why I did not make a Storybooth story)

  16. Abigail Grant
    Abigail Grant
    9 dögum síðan

    I'm from the uk but honestly hearing about school shooting makes my heart twist and I even have bad dreams about it☹ poor kids

  17. Bubba Clements
    Bubba Clements
    10 dögum síðan

    I was in there that day and that Valentine's day that was my birthday

  18. Shishu Snuggles
    Shishu Snuggles
    10 dögum síðan

    Kids: scared in school School: *i am aware what video games has affected children*

  19. Yee Yet
    Yee Yet
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  20. Yee Yet
    Yee Yet
    10 dögum síðan

    The reality

  21. Yee Yet
    Yee Yet
    10 dögum síðan

    The sad truth

  22. Hat the Animator
    Hat the Animator
    10 dögum síðan

    why is America like this

  23. Bammy_and_Eliot Animates
    Bammy_and_Eliot Animates
    10 dögum síðan

    At my school, I’ve had many lock downs......It was really scary....:(

  24. SweetCelestia C
    SweetCelestia C
    10 dögum síðan

    Girl says “I hope next generation is great” *gods mind* OH HELL NAHHHHH

  25. Rainbowsixnoob 13
    Rainbowsixnoob 13
    10 dögum síðan

    We should have metal detectors cause what if they bring a knife or something

    1. onion fetus
      onion fetus
      5 dögum síðan

      What about metal lunch boxes hMmMmm *(im being sarcastic)*

  26. Alejandro
    11 dögum síðan

    am I the only one that noticed it said Stoneham at 1:41

  27. haikyuu wh0r3 ;3
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  30. Faith Baptist Church
    Faith Baptist Church
    13 dögum síðan

    When I was in 3rd grade we were in class and the teacher told us we were going on lockdown but they wouldn’t tell us why because we were too young. Then I was on the bus drive home and our neighborhood was right down the street from the school and everyone in my neighborhood had to be escorted by police officers to their homes. Then, my parents told me that a man broke into a house and shot two police officers and one died in my neighborhood next to my friend’s house. There was police cars and helicopters, there was even a news truck that parked in our driveway and interviewed my dad! It was a scary moment for everyone, escpecially eight year old me. When a police officer is killed it’s put on national news, so my grandparents called and asked how we were, and we told them we were fine. But I was extremely terrified.

  31. cunningmold 134
    cunningmold 134
    13 dögum síðan

    Pretty much 13 reasons why

  32. Victoria jasceon
    Victoria jasceon
    14 dögum síðan

    Are you dumb actually walked out what's going to happen in school or practice lockdowns with a lockdown goes on but in college there's like real lockdowns or something like little kids schools like first grade they practice like a real lockdown or like when a tornadoes happening or fire because I'm like 8 years old and I already know this cuz I'm cuz I was in the first grade and we already learned about this

  33. Faith Lovkins
    Faith Lovkins
    14 dögum síðan

    Here’s the thing: people should know that guns are obviously okay in rural environments but not urban environments. Some have a desire to hurt others or themselves and we should take that very seriously not just turn around. So guns are okay in my opinion just they have to be secure, not in the wrong hands, and in the right environment. Also we need stricter firearm laws.

  34. super minercaft
    super minercaft
    14 dögum síðan

    I am black and I don't know if people are going to jug e me

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    14 dögum síðan

    2020 Cʜᴀɴɢᴇ ᴀʟᴏᴛ ʟɪᴋᴇ ɢᴜɴs sʜᴏᴜʟᴅɴᴛ ᴇxɪsᴛ !

  36. Vania Fordjour
    Vania Fordjour
    14 dögum síðan

    I’m confused, I’ve never had a school shooting cause I live in the uk, and I don’t think it’s very common here, we are not really allowed guns here, but I am praying for everybody in hard times like this

    1. Shruthi C
      Shruthi C
      12 dögum síðan

      same here I too live in the UK and shootings are quite rare here, so honestly I am so grateful going to school is safe, i mean there are other precautions needed but that is everywhere tho. We don't have to worry all the time about getting shot. So glad guns can only be bought if you are authorized or if you have a licence here.

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    14 dögum síðan

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  38. Adna oatmeal
    Adna oatmeal
    15 dögum síðan

    I had no idea how lucky I am to live in Europe..

  39. bobby canning694 cann
    bobby canning694 cann
    15 dögum síðan

    Thank god i live in britain

  40. Charleston Gregory
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  41. Ahbobie
    15 dögum síðan

    guns are fucking rad you weak pleb. Get brain fucked

  42. Catherine Rainey
    Catherine Rainey
    15 dögum síðan

    Girl at 2:46!

  43. Fun With Me
    Fun With Me
    16 dögum síðan

    THANK GOD for not living in America!😕😧

  44. GAMING for days
    GAMING for days
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  45. saigon1577 the Robloxian
    saigon1577 the Robloxian
    16 dögum síðan

    America: Has the most shootings Me: That is too sad as a Vietnamese

  46. JJ_Stuff 25
    JJ_Stuff 25
    16 dögum síðan

    It’s really upsetting that shootings are an extremely common thing in America (and other places but i live in the US so im gonna focus on that). Schools like my own do constant lockdown drills (basically we lock ourselves in the classroom with the lights off) just in case there’s ever a shooting. Luckily, my school has never had a shooting, but I always feel bad upon finding out that there were other less fortunate schools that have. It makes me think “This shouldn’t be normal. America, what did we do wrong?” We need to get our act together and stand up to this issue.

  47. Grenadian lovely
    Grenadian lovely
    16 dögum síðan

    Why can guns be illegal in America 🇺🇸 like c'mon here

  48. me is t b
    me is t b
    17 dögum síðan

    Guns to be taken from civilians only United States soldiers the police and the SWAT knife only for cooking if a person tried killing anyone with a knife they will be executed I wish

  49. Lil' Keke
    Lil' Keke
    17 dögum síðan

    Tests at school Do you feel safe at school Me: STRONGLY DISAGREE yes. We should feel safe

  50. orange orange
    orange orange
    17 dögum síðan

    She to her siblings: i love you :) Me to my siblings: I HATE YOU, YOU STOLE THE LAST PIZZA SLICE, ESPICIALLY PIZZA?! MY FAVOURITE FOOD?!

  51. lion rewind ink
    lion rewind ink
    18 dögum síðan

    Covid made me feel safer beacuse i would hate even hearing about somthing like that

  52. Rhyan Vill
    Rhyan Vill
    18 dögum síðan

    bully: leads kids to depression or worse school: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ kid being bullied: stands up for themselves school: expels the kid

  53. Delany Adekunle
    Delany Adekunle
    19 dögum síðan

    I thought she was talking about COVID-19, also, when is this over, and this is normal now.

  54. Yessica Mendoza
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  55. Beanaloo 111
    Beanaloo 111
    19 dögum síðan

    America’s really needs to fix their gun laws. This is ridiculous

  56. jose pinon I I I
    jose pinon I I I
    19 dögum síðan

    Nice we are safe also I live in el paso

  57. Carl Little
    Carl Little
    19 dögum síðan

    I'm a little scared after the Church shooting, but I'm ready to die for God! Alleluyah! Amen!

  58. • Vibely •
    • Vibely •
    20 dögum síðan

    If I was this girl And I saw the army ppl I wish my brother joined earlier He’s in the Air Force tho

  59. Lil AJ
    Lil AJ
    20 dögum síðan

    I remember we did a a “drill” we thought it was some guy with a gun at school put it ended up a lie because a kid broke his arm and the school probably wanted us out of the way when the ambulance came the teachers probably thought we where stupid for running for our lives and getting in the classroom.

  60. Galaxy light
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    Her:I love you Me: *HoW tHosE sHe getS alOnG with her bROtheR?!!!?*

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  63. Zhasurbek Umarov
    Zhasurbek Umarov
    22 dögum síðan

    I thought the thumbnail meant that everyone is scared of the black girl! 🤣

  64. Yogesh Sawdadkar
    Yogesh Sawdadkar
    22 dögum síðan

    Some people think that india isnt a developed country and usa is some rreally technologically advanced nation but im just happy that we dont have gun violence.

  65. samanthaa
    22 dögum síðan

    probably no one will see this but heres my experience of gun violence: on august 11, 2018 me, my grandpa, my aunt, uncle, other aunt, my baby cousin, little brother, and my little sister went to ross for back to school shopping. it was fine at the time and when i was done me and my grandpa went to the cashier, idk where my aunt, cousin, and brother was, and my aunt, uncle and my little sister was still somewhere at the store. the line was really long so my grandpa told me he was gonna get something real quick and he went and i was left at the line. while waiting i realized it was gonna be my aunts birthday soon and there was wallets next to me so i chose one that she would probably like and put it in the cart then started watching ace family videos (sorry for being so specific) a few minutes later i looked around and saw two guys fighting( an employee and manager) the employee walked out so i continued minding my own buisness and seconds after i realized people were screaming and running to the back of the store and shots were fired on the roof it took me a while to process what was happening and i stood there frozen until a woman went and grabbed my arm then ran with me and while we were running to the back of the store i looked behind me and realized it was my baby cousins stroller and i started panicking and crying then the woman told me i was gonna be ok and i just needed to keep running so i did and i heard someone calling my name and it was my aunt with my baby cousin, and brother i stopped and waited for them and we all started running together not really that far and we stopped for a while and then people started screaming again because the manager went to the back and people knew that the employee was going after the manager so we started running again, some people went to the back of different stores me my aunt,baby cousin, and brother went to the back of good feet (i think thats what it was called) and stayed there. i was uncontrollably crying and this old woman was telling me that it will be ok and god was there to save us and she made me feel a whole lot better by cheering me up and all. a few minutes later my aunt said it was ok to get out of the store and we went outside and stayed in the parking lot with a few police officers until they were informed that the guy was hiding somewhere and they led most people to to a halloween store and offered us cupcakes i lost my appetite bc of what happened and i just sat there since i couldnt play on my phone bc it was about to die. we were told that it was ok to go outside now and i went to the car with my dad and the rest of my family. my grandpa was interviewed, and my bsf facetimed me and started crying bc she thought i was hurt. we went home and just rested bc of the day we had but i was still so scared and traumatized of what happened. my aunt (that wasnt with me) told me her, my uncle, little sister, and grandpa told me they all stayed inside the store and hid in there. my aunt took a video of her hiding under a clothing rack and my uncle holding my baby sister, under a different clothing rack (it was posted on viralhog so if you wanna see search up august 11 ross shooting las vegas viralhog the one filming was my aunt and it was my uncle and sister in the vid) currently i was in 4th going to 5th grade but now im in 7th grade and still scared till this day, everytime we go to a store i always look for possible exits, i get nightmares that something bad happened that day, i was put in teraphy but only for a little, and i was scared to go into middle school because there was more chance of a shooting happening there. i hope everyone stays safe and theyre mental health is ok during quarantine.

  66. I do Stuff
    I do Stuff
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  67. I do Stuff
    I do Stuff
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  68. Owen Phillips
    Owen Phillips
    22 dögum síðan

    We should arm teachers and not abolish the second amendment

  69. Pest Gaming
    Pest Gaming
    22 dögum síðan

    Next generation will be better. 2020: corona virus, gorge Floyd also Rest In Peace to Kobe too

  70. Maria Guadalupe Zavala
    Maria Guadalupe Zavala
    22 dögum síðan

    Well gun shots but now its coronavirus

  71. ChrisCombat
    23 dögum síðan

    No offense but when she said she was going to report the kid just for making a joke. I thought that was overreactive

  72. Peridot Cipher
    Peridot Cipher
    23 dögum síðan

    8th grader! HAH PATHETIC

  73. Samantha Senior
    Samantha Senior
    23 dögum síðan

    Lol I’m used to it but it’s still scary

  74. MonkeyJona
    23 dögum síðan

    Storybooth I dont know why but u feel it real bc of vouce I dont know but on My animated story I think some are gake story i dont kniw why LOL

  75. Kisa_T_33
    23 dögum síðan

    I know 😢

  76. Sister Spill
    Sister Spill
    24 dögum síðan

    And it’s all abt the USA here goes my point ur not the only country that faces that there’s a literal city that has so much guns drugs violence I-

  77. Kirsty Jones
    Kirsty Jones
    24 dögum síðan

    Corona time

  78. FENGMIN Gaming o3o
    FENGMIN Gaming o3o
    24 dögum síðan

    The girl : When the next generation is here I hope it will be better and safer 2020 : HA YOU TOUGHT?!?!?!?!? CoronaVirus WW3 almost starts George Floyd Crazy protesting ppl

  79. X8129 Games
    X8129 Games
    24 dögum síðan

    Wow so much crack heads people are insane

  80. AwesomeGuy69: Pure Awesomeness
    AwesomeGuy69: Pure Awesomeness
    25 dögum síðan

    A good solution to gun violence is bulletproof clothes.