April 20, 1999

20 years ago, 2 high school kids walked into their school, and the rest is just history. There are things that we cannot imagine what went on in Columbine on that faithful day.

On the same day, I was at a concert band competition and noticed that sheriff’s, local cops and state troopers came into the school and asked us to stay calm. We all wondered what happened, and then we got word that something horrible happened at a school nearby.

We started to get scared because we couldn’t leave and it was 3 hours later until we could leave and be on our way. During the whole band trip, I couldn’t help but think about the families that lost their teens that day.

This is a very sensitive subject for me, only because there are a lot of threats like bomb threats, mass shootings and stuff here in Texas in the past 7 years.

20 years goes by fast, just like 9/11 and it’s been 18 years for that horrific day in American History. Please be kind to those who have experienced things like this in their life. Below is my story…

April 14, 2006

On the morning of April 14, 2006, I was working at a gas station called Skinny’s. The time was 1:00 AM, and nothing was happening, and I was doing my nightly paperwork at the register closes to the office.

1:04 AM – A guy walks through the doors and I looked up and welcomed him to the store. The next 90 seconds would change my life forever.

At 1:05 AM the customer walks up to the counter and pointed his wooden stock pump action air rifle and then struck me in the forehead.

The day after, I went through what some would say would be the truth of what stuff like this will do to you mentally and emotionally. And let me tell you, I sympathize with those who went through the nightmare at Columbine 20 years ago.

If you are looking to fill some extra time in your life, volunteer at your local hospital and help those who are struggling.