Roswell students use social media to cope with shooting

Updated: 01/15/2014 7:44 AM | Created: 01/14/2014 10:44 PM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Throughout the course of Tuesday’s tragedy, Berrendo Middle School students posted online about what they had just lived through. Their candid comments give an eye-opening and heartbreaking glimpse into what happened inside that gymnasium.

Just hours after the shooting, an image of a yellow ribbon collaged against a photo of Berrendo Middle School flooded Facebook. So did outbursts of fear from students who were there, one writing:

“I’m so scared right now cause this kid was shooting all crazy and he shot this other kid in the face. I started crying when I saw that – I was right by him when it happened.”

The same student, half an hour later, said:

"I don't wanna go to Berrendo anymore... Prayers to the ones that got shot though."

Then there was the student who at 9 a.m. realized the unimaginable, and wrote:

"Oh my gosh, why do kids have to shoot my best friend, why?"

Later, with surprising and heartbreaking foresight for a young teenager, she writes:

"I will never be the same after today."

These students probably won’t be the same, and neither will their families, many of whom imagined the worst.

"That moment when your big brother comes in the house and starts running to see if you’re okay and starts crying in your arms."

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