Kristina Anderson, the head of a nonprofit dedicated to school safety, attended a conference last week on violence prevention in Alexandria, Virginia. Anderson had a particularly personal attachment to the issue, as she was a survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007. As she recounted her harrowing tale of being shot three times on her campus at nineteen, she called out a man in the audience for recognition.
Curtis Brown was a first responder on the scene of the Virginia Tech shooting. Anderson told the audience, “Curtis and I met for the first time on April 16 — when he carried me outside of Norris Hall.” A visibly moved audience gave Brown a standing ovation, overjoyed to witness the warmth of this reunion eleven years later.
“I’m just so proud of her,” Curtis said. “She’s like one of my daughters. She’s just awesome.”
Are you looking for digital journalism training and experience? Are you a journalism major who wants to take your career to the next level? CMN’s Digital Journalism course gives you real-time experience, intense feedback on your writing, exposure to journalism influencers and mentors, and a great place to display your work. You can get academic credit too. Check out the Digital Journalism Course here.
Sign up for the Morning Scoop
Fatalities Reported at Strasbourg Christmas Market Shooting, Suspect Still at Large
France has currently upgraded their security threat level after terrorist attack leaves at least 12 injured
Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill Faces More Trouble Over U.N. Speech
The Temple University professor is under fire from Temple for a U.N. speech critical of Israel.
Michael Bloomberg Donates $1.8 Billion to Johns Hopkins University
Bloomberg's gift is one of the largest ever donations to higher education, but it hasn't garnered the praise that the...
Betsy DeVos Reinterprets Title IX: Victims Must Bear the Burden of Proof
Opponents of the policy say that it would favor the accused over the accuser.