Her grandfather survived a mass shooting. Then she did, too. Now she’s a House intern during gun background check vote.
When the shooting started at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Carly Novell ducked into a closet inside her journalism classroom and waited.
She said she felt “stoic,” and “in shock really,” as she and her classmates got snippets of information through texts about the killing unfolding in her school on Feb. 14, 2018. It wasn’t until later that she thought about the cruel history: She was the second person in her family to avoid death in a mass shooting this way.