Mall shooting

This story takes place in North Carolina in mid July 2018. I started dating my boyfriend that April and we hit it off pretty fast. Unfortunately, we lived 2 hours apart at the time so we only saw each other on weekends. So for one week in July, he took off work for me to go up there and spend a week at his place. I have family who live in his area, so it’s not like I was unfamiliar with the city, but I had only really been there to relatives houses, not really exploring the city. I live in coastal North Carolina (where hurricane Florence hit badly) and since my town is a beach town, we don’t have much to offer aside from the beach, movie theater, and a small 1 story mall that’s on it’s way to closing down because stores come and go like seasons.

My boyfriend, however, lives in a metropolitan city with major universities, world renowned hospitals, several malls, etc. so my week there was very eventful and very fun. On my last full day there, we decided to go to the smaller local mall after going to the huge famous one the day before. This mall has a FYE, which my inner nerd loves, so despite being so small, I was excited. Our plan was to visit the pet store in the mall to see the cats, then walk around killing time before going to a movie later.

We were having a good time and headed towards the food court to use the bathrooms before leaving. The way the mall is designed, there are about four steps you must walk up to enter the food court. Like a platform kind of thing, there is also a wheelchair ramp. We had just entered the food court but were still standing on the steps when this awful alarm started going off. I had no idea what it was until an announcement came on the intercom. The man on the intercom said, “attention! Attention! There is an active firearm in the building! Please exit immediately through the closest exit!” When I heard that, my stomach dropped. You hear about these things (way too much) in America but you never think it will happen to you.

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the gas mask person that followed me to school

Hi my name is jack i’m in 5th grade i’m 11 i live 12 blocks away from school so of course i have to take the bus my mom and dad has to go to work like always means that i have to go to the boys and girls club after school.

My mom woke me up an hour before school so i can take a shower, get dress ,brush my hair ,and don’t forget eat, my dad already left means i don’t get to say bye. Soon after the bus came i went outside, said bye to my mom and then left when i sat bye my friend named Zack we had been friends since kindergarten. We were playing eye spy to see who has better eye sight. he said i spy something green “that was easy” i said to myself. Right before i said the grass i saw someone with a gas mask and a……gun……he seemed to be following us to school i froze in fear while i watched as we passed him.

“Jack are you okay?” i heard A Zack ask “y…yea” i said while trying to get off  the bus “well bye see you after school” Zack said while waving at me i waved back. I ran to my class once i got in my seat the bell rung “okay class open your history book to chapter five and start where we left off” ms.hill said. i opened my book to chapter five but i cant get my mind off that mask guy

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About 2 years ago I was in 7th grade. I was real good friends with this guy, let’s call him Richard. Richard was….well a social outcast. He was at our school for 3 days and was being bullied. Now I’m not a bully so I walked up to him and said, “hey come sit with me at lunch” and we talked for about 5 more minutes until we had to go to class. When lunch rolled around Richard sat with me. He just talked about how he wished he could be accepted and all the girls think he’s this smelly weird dude and won’t ever talk with him. To be hones he about cried saying that to me, I didn’t see anything bad in this guy. Then these 4 guys came behind Richard and yelled, “DORK BOWLING!” They picked him up and slid him across the gym floor and he hit the wall. The entire gym erupted with laughter.

Me on the other hand well I just got up and beat the sh@t out of that guy. I got suspended for 2 days. When I finally returned, Richard seemed “changed” he now started talking about he  and “Dylan Klebold” were twins they both just want to be accepted and they’re rejected by girls. At first I had no idea who he was and when I got home I reasearched him and turns out he was on of the columbine gunmen. It kinda freaked me out but I just shook it off. What happened the next day is why I’m writing this story.

The next day we just completed a math class and was switching. I noticed Richard’s notebook sitting on his desk so I grabbed it for him, his pencil was on this page as a bookmark I guess so I was gonna put it in the ring thing, but when I turned to that page I almost fainted. It said “I have a 12 gauge shotgun and a 30 caliber rifle and over 3000 rounds of ammunition I’m ready for the shooting” I showed it to him and….oh god his face. I can’t even describe it. He ran out of the school and I didn’t see him again. The next day the school told us he moved to some other state, but I know what he really did in his journal it said “if I get caught by some one the bullets intended for these jerks are gonna be my death”

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