Oregon District shooting survivor traveling to Texas to offer support in wake of school shooting

DAYTON — An Oregon District shooting survivor says he’s ready to help families impacted by the deadly shooting at a Texas elementary school this week deal with their unimaginable losses.

On Tuesday, a gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas and opened fire, killing 19 children and two teachers.

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“These are babies. Never knew what they would have been,” Dion Green said.

Green has a unique perspective as both a survivor of a mass shooting and a family member of a victim. His father, Derrick Fudge, was one of nine people killed in the Oregon District shooting on August 4, 2019.

“My heart is broken and it seems like it won’t continue to heal because we just keep seeing this happening all the time around the country,” Green said.

He said he plans to travel to Uvalde Tuesday to meet with those families and the community who’s lives have been forever changed.

“I’m giving them real life data, like you’re going to feel this way. You’re going to be up, you’re going to be down and whether it’s 10 years from now, two days from now, the emotions come,” Green told News Center 7′s Molly Koweek.

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Green had just gotten back from comforting families in Buffalo after a mass shooting there earlier this month when he learned about the massacre at Robb Elementary. He shared his frustration over the fact that this keeps happening.

“We have to do something. I’m tired of the conversation being brought up when there’s a shooting and then it dies down,” Green said. “It should never die down until there’s change.”

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