Empire State Building...

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  1. njteach41

    njteach41 Middle School Social Studies Teacher

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    Every time something like this happens, it breaks my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with those there.


    I feel like my comfort level decreases with every event such as this... But, I am hopeful that our world and nation will head in a more positive direction.
     
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    I agree, njteach! I just got the breaking news text on my phone. I hope no one is seriously injured or killed. :(
     
  4. DizneeTeachR

    DizneeTeachR Virtuoso

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    UGh... I didn't even here had to go google it.

    Prayers for those who were there...
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    I've got it on the local news...4 or more shot, injuries to people as they were running from vicinity...so amazing the police were right there.

    News just announcing two are dead..one is the suspected shooter.

    Police commissioner scheduled with update at 11.
     
  6. LMichele

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    I've been traveling into NYC for Wilson training, and today is the last day. The training is further downtown, but the trainer commutes by car from the suburbs so I e-mailed to see if there would be any changes today. I have to travel in by train and am not sure what to expect with all of the road closures.

    They're reporting now that the shooter was fired yesterday.
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    The scene looks contained, LMich...you should be fine commuting uptown.
     
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    They are now reporting 1 bystander and shooter dead.
     
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    Yes, the NYPD seem to have done a great job at controlling the situation very quickly.

    The news is showing horrific traffic getting into the city. I'm commuting by train, but the trainer is driving.
     
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    Shooter recently fired and shot a collegue
     
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    I'm just hearing this; I was at school all morning.

    Scary, scary stuff.

    Incredibly selfish I know, but I'm praying it doesn't touch anyone we know.
     
  12. LMichele

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    I've been taking the subway downtown these past two days, but I think after this I may feel a little more comfortable taking a cab. I haven't seen any cabs when I leave the building to go home, though, so I'll probably have to take a subway home when training gets out at 8.
     
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    Don't let it throw you, LMichele.

    It could have as easily happened at a cab stand, in Penn Station, at Grand Central, at Rockefeller Center, or at the McDonalds where you stop for lunch.
     
  14. LMichele

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    You're very right. I just don't commute into the city alone very often, actually, at all. I'm an only child, and the only granddaughter, and I have a mother & grandmother who worry quite a bit, which causes me to worry at times.
     
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    I saw this on the news when I was at the gym, so very sad.
     
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    We had an interesting debate over gun laws and the election after we heard about this. (The teachers- kiddos come Monday.)
    Something HAS to be done to end this madness.
     

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