Former ROCORI HS student shares experience of surviving '03 shooting

11:22 AM, Dec 20, 2012   |    comments
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - When Erin Herberg heard about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, CT, it brought back memories of the worst day of her high school career.

In 2003, a student armed with a gun entered ROCORI High School in Cold Spring and shot two other students.  One died at the school, the other later died from his injuries.

Herberg was a student at Rocori that day, a sophomore on her way to Spanish class when she heard a popping sound.

Herberg says all of the students at ROCORI  had to grow up fast that day.  Her experience lead her to be a teacher. 

Herberg now teaches English at Cooper High School in the Robbinsdale district, and she shares her experiences at ROCORI with her students with the hope they understand the importance of prevention.

Herberg spoke about the lessons she learned from ROCORI in an interview on KARE 11 Sunrise.

 

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