Time stilled. Everything moved in slow motion and my brain needed time to keep up. Time I didn't have. "I've got your friend," The gunwoman announced through the silence, "Come out!" She had an iron grip on my arm so I couldn't escape. I couldn't even move. I was too afraid. "Come out or I shoot her!" The gunwoman yelled, and she fired three bullets at the floor to make her statement. I flinched from the noise, it popped my eardrums. My mind wouldn't shut up, my deepest fears were eating me alive. Death was coming. And if not me, then someone else. _________________________________ What would you do if your school was in Lockdown: Code Black? Anya Jay has never stopped to ask herself that question. There was no way that would ever, ever happen in her school. Where everyone was kind and peaceful and the last thing on anyone's mind was a school shooting. On November 2nd, Bedford High School experienced it's first real lockdown. Nobody can escape. The school is divided. And only a handful of students make it out alive.