My daughter’s school is still in lockdown not too far from where one of the shootings took place. All schools and businesses are locked down. Feeling sick right now didn’t think this would ever happen in Christchurch. Nowhere in the world is safe Shocked and angry. As a teenager, I sat with my best friends on the concrete foundation of that mosque as it was built over our back fence. I feel like we have all been violated. And our peaceful inclusive country has been made to seem something it is not.
I feel so sad for the families affected. Many of them will already have been through so much and New Zealand should be their safe place. The shooter and the guy who filmed him should not get air time. The video should not be made public. That is what they want, notoriety for their insane ideologies. Thinking about the families of those poor people who lost their lives in these horrendous attacks and of those poor people who are in the hospital recovering and fighting for their lives.