Columbine survivors raise children in world shaped by attack

 

April 17, 2019

In this March 27, 2019, photo, Kacey Ruegsegger Johnson poses for a portrait at her home in Cary, N.C. Ruegsegger Johnson, now a mother of four, survived a shotgun blast during the 1999 shootings at Colorado's Columbine High School that left 12 students, one teacher, and both gunmen dead. The emotional toll of the shooting, joined by fears about their own kids' safety, spikes each time yet another shooter enters another school. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

DENVER (AP) - Dropping her kids off at school used to be the hardest part of Kacey Ruegsegger Johnson's day. She would cry most mornings as they left the car, and relied on texted photos from their teachers to make it through the day.

Now, the mother of four - and Columbine shooting survivor - sees mornings as an opportunity. She wakes early, makes breakfast and strives to send a clear message before her kids leave home: I adore you.

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