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The Video You Need To Watch If You're Mad At Politics Cheapening The Aurora Tragedy

I live in Colorado, so waking up on that Friday morning meant six text messages from people mourning the tragedy and asking questions. It felt like the dust hadn't even settled, however, before concern mutated into everyone drawing party lines and criticizing one another. How do we have a discussion centering on such an emotionally volatile issue that doesn't make everyone cover their ears?

The Video You Need To Watch If You're Mad At Politics Cheapening The Aurora Tragedy
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"And to you, underclassmen, who have to endure all the things the school throws at you for two or three more years. A school where the administration closes their eyes to everything that happens at the school. Their school. The sexual assault, the bullying, the depression, the outcasts. They do nothing to fix it."

High school senior Charles Chandler made his mark when delivering his graduation speech at Heritage High School on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019. The student, who made multiple references to the abuse he and others allegedly endured while attending the Vancouver, Washington-based school, used this platform as a means of expressing a disheartening reality many allegedly face on a daily basis.

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