I Was Present at the First School Shooting in North America

Everything was perfectly normal-until it wasn’t.

Brampton Centennial School, May 28, 1975

On May 28, 1975, I was a student in grade nine at Brampton Centennial School in Brampton, Ontario. It was a warm, sunny day that boded well for the coming summer vacation. It would be my family’s first summer in our house and my brothers and sister and I couldn’t wait to take our first swim in our new pool.