After nine of her fellow students and one of her teachers was killed by a gunman in her school on Friday, Santa Fe High School student Paige Curry told a Houston news station that she wasn't in disbelief that a shooting could happen at her school.
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"No, there wasn't," Curry told KTRK-TV when asked if there was any part of her that asked if there was any part of her that didn't believe a shooting could happen at her school.
"It's been happening everywhere. I always kind of felt like eventually it would happen here, too. I don't know. I wasn't surprised, I was just scared."
Heartbreaking moment as Santa Fe High School student is asked if she thought a shooting 'would not happen' at her school:
"It's been happening everywhere. I've always kind of felt like eventually it was going to happen here too." https://t.co/kymFDSH6D5 pic.twitter.com/0akC5liZn4
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CNN reports that several students at Santa Fe High School were among those who participated in the national school walkout. Some carried signs that read "Santa Fe High School says #NeverAgain."
Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.