Randy Scroggins sat down on his porch as dusk fell Saturday, his eyes red with emotion and exhaustion. He had a story to tell. It was time to tell it.
Scroggins’ story was about his 18-year-old daughter, Lacey, and about the boy he believes saved her life on Thursday when a gunman strode into her classroom at Umpqua Community College, killing her teacher and eight of her schoolmates before fatally shooting himself.
It was one of the worst tragedies in Oregon’s history. Lacey Scroggins lived. The boy didn’t.
Randy Scroggins is still trying to make sense of it, if he can.
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