Last Friday, I was devastated about the news of yet another school shooting — this time at my alma mater, Arapahoe High School, in Littleton, Colo. 

It happened almost a year to the date of the sickening Newtown, Conn. shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a scene that already had been playing in my head over the last few weeks.

But news of Arapahoe, a special place to me, shook me to my core. A good friend I grew up with — who also attended Arapahoe — now teaches history there. Many of the teachers and coaches who inspired me are still there.

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