School shooting survivors fear sending kids to class after Uvalde

They survived school shootings. Now their own kids are in classrooms amid rising epidemic

Katrina Rasmussen was an eighth grade student in North Texas

when she watched the raw, televised images of kids her age running from their Colorado high school

while bleeding students and teachers were carried into parked ambulances.

Now, 23 years later, she watched the tragic week’s events in Uvalde unfold

as a high school teacher herself, in Dallas

and she says it is as if nothing has changed since the Columbine High School shooting.

“We feel like we’re at the mercy of people who don’t even know what it’s like in the classroom,” she said.

Across the state, teachers in Texas are finishing out one of the toughest years they have ever seen.