"The longest day of my life." Letter by Texas school massacre survivor's mother

It is infuriating that with statistical certainty, many more American families will share this experience in 2018...

Deedra Van Ness, the mother of a student who survived Friday's [deadly…

In a letter titled "The longest day of my life," Van Ness described her 15-year-old daughter Isabelle Laymance's frightening experience hiding with classmates in a classroom closet as a gunman roamed the halls of Santa Fe High School, killing 10 people and wounding many others.Van Ness said she chose to make her letter public because "it's important for people to hear these stories and truly understand the impact."

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