Have you ever faced death? Been seconds, milliseconds away? I have. You’ve heard my story before, on the news—read it in the papers, maybe, if you still read the papers. I’m the one who survived. I’m the one who was in the room with Danny Alvarez when he took his own life.
A student uses the school computer to project a local news station onto the blackboard. The newswoman says, “Suspect wearing a ski mask and a suit detained in the Perry Castaneda Library. Suspect carried an AK-47, fired rounds and then committed suicide on the sixth floor of the library.”