From shooting survivor to field reporter when the story repeats itself in Nashville
Sent into the field to cover the shooting at a Nashville school, an American journalist who herself survived a shooting in 2010 shares her memories live on television.
“Many of you may not know this, but I am actually a survivor of a school shooting,” journalist Joylyn Bukovac told WSMV4.< /p>
I appreciate all the support I've received after sharing my story. I don't talk about it much, but I think about what happened on February 5, 2010 often. I just want people to know they aren't alone.
I also want to discuss solutions. As a mom, I am worried for the future https://t.co/Fbd0fEpZyt
— Joylyn Bukovac (@joylynrbukovac) March 27, 2023
The 13-year-old journalist found herself in the hallway of her school in Alabama when someone opened fire.
The events that took place in Nashville on Monday brought many painful memories, she added.
“My heart broke for these families […] Adrenaline was running through my veins because I know what these children are going through, unfortunately , and I know what it's like to hide from a shooter,” the journalist said in a report.
Having been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder several years later, Joylyn Bukovac now hopes to be able to offer his perspective as a journalist. She reiterated the importance of patience for parents when it comes time to discuss these events.
“Just let them know you're here to talk when they're ready. I think that's the key, and don't make them feel guilty for not wanting to talk,” she said, adding that it took her two years to talk about what she had experienced in 2010. /p>