As I write this, I find it unbelievably difficult to find the right words to express.
My heart has been heavy the last couple of days from the the grief and shock that come from the events that unfolded at my college this last Friday. As many of you have seen on the news, UCSB was subjected to a premeditated massacre by a misogynistic student from the neighboring community college. My entire school is in mourning for our lost classmates and are in disbelief that something like this could happen to our small tight-knit community. It’s impossible to fathom how something so devastating and tragic could happen to the place I call home. It is completely surreal to know the location of every crime scene on the television and to think that I had just been there a few days ago for lunch or had walked up that street the previous day. To know that my SISTER was living in the same apartment complex at the same time as the shooter last year. Now that apartment complex is a crime scene and three bodies have been pulled out of it.
My home feels violated.
I love my school and Isla Vista. My prayers go out to the victims and their family and friends. Please keep them in your thoughts.