Jenna

NIU

That day I was studying in my dorm room for a test I had later that day. My room overlooks Cole Hall. I used to zone out my window looking at the students walking around the fountain just in front of the building. I never could have imagined what I saw that day. I didn’t hear any gun shots, but I heard the screams of the students running from the building. I was so scared. I locked my door, grabbed my cell phone, and hid under my lofted bed. I sat alone in that spot for three hours before the cell towers let my mom’s call through.