Victims of School Violence Find The Gathering Inspirational with Plans to Make it an Annual Event
The first national meeting of the victims and survivors of school
violence in Ontario, California was a success. Sponsored by the Ontario
Police Department, it officially began on August 4th with a midday press
conference at the Ontario Airport Marriott where local politicians,
business people, project organizers and victims of school violence spoke.
Rachael Lampa released her long awaited debut CD with Word Entertainment
on August 1st titled, "I Will Live For You", and on that same
night appeared on the Jay Leno Show. Not a bad start for a fifteen-year-old
girl who is just beginning to make her tracks in the music industry
- and big tracks many believe she will go on to make!
me the Gathering was an experience that changed my perspective of school
shootings. Before, everybody I knew who went through the things I did
were from Columbine. The only people we have had the opportunity to
communicate with have been in very similar situations. When we talk
about shootings here we think Blue and Silver, Black Trenchcoats, and
2000 The Lullaby for Columbine Project.