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Charlotte Strong

Just six months ago, our friends at UNC Charlotte invited the Network onto their campus for our Pre-Conference Tailgate. Our 2018 Fall Conference took place just the other side of North Tryon Street.

This morning we join with those friends in shock, horror, and outrage, after two people lost their lives to yet another mass shooter. Four more were injured, three of them critically.

Words are hard to come by right now. None feel adequate. All feel tainted by their insufficiency, cheap and abhorrent.

Speaking only for myself, the most terrible detail I’ve read so far is a quote from a UNCC student caught in the lockdown, who said he thought it was “just a normal” active-shooter drill.

Words are hard to come by.
—Ed Southern, Executive Director