I love red days. I mean seriously, I love coming to school on Red Days. I was walking with my boyfriend at the time to his class, which was World History, and I was walking to English. I was right outside the doors when a security guard grabbed me and told me to go into the library. Of course, I said in a stupid way, “Is my class in there?” Anyways, I heard someone yell really loud for everyone in the hallway to get into the library and there was a huge rush of kids coming up the stairs. I found a few of my friends and asked them what was going on. Along with everyone else, no one knew. We all got in there and everyone thought it was a drill, including me. I’ve gotten
my cell phone taken away a number of times, but after I found out this was real, I pulled it out and I started texting with about 11 different people. A few were even from other schools, telling me they were in lockdown too. After they announced that we were going to be evacuating, I got 4 phone calls. There were so many people in the library. Everyone saw police and SWAT outside in the hall. We were all so scared because of what happened with Virginia Tech.
I found out who reported it. My first thought was honestly that he was doing it for attention, but then I was thinking, “Who would seriously do that for attention?” We were all actually talking about it. How he could be making it up? But it’s not like we said anything to an adult or anything.
I think we were in the library for 3 hours. After we all got really bored, we all pulled out our phones and started taking pictures. Of course, everyone had to go to the bathroom and I saw a few people go in Gatorade bottles. It was weird, but when you gotta go, you gotta go.
I was in the very back corner of the library so I laid down next to a friend and I was probably half asleep when everyone started crowding toward the door. Honestly, I was so happy to be finally getting out of there. So we go
to the Civic Center and we’re seeing all our friends asking them if they’re okay and everything. We all crowd into the Civic Center and when Mr. Jones announced it was false, the whole auditorium moaned and gasped. It was so shocking. I’m just glad it was a hoax because that would have been really scary. My mom called me crying, and she even left work.