It's Rememberance day 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month the time (11o'clock)that the the guns fell silent in 1918 following the signing of the armistice of the war to end all wars since when the human race have spectacularly failed to do.
I don't think everyone College knows well perhaps now Staff did Students didn't but probably do now social media and all not many will be affected I think I heard a few discussing it. I saw her around College a couple of times and so to did a couple of my classmates a few others didn't know her at all and a few former Classmates on other courses are obviously sad but it hit me as I know stuff like this happens in Darlaston. And I saw her last Thursday I think I never really spoke to her but At first Glance I thought she was someone I knew from School when she walked past it wasn't and I confirm I don't know her from school. She lived in Dudley so obviously there in shock Pretty much she caught the Number 1 from Dudley to Tettenhall Getting off at College or maybe Wolvo occasionally to go to the City Idk. I think I might have seen on the Number 1 I sometimes get it to college but always getting back home as it's more frequent to get the 79. But yeah I text my mate who likes that thing and says he watches the cars to be careful as I don't want him to be next he is of a similar age I know him from School and he doesn't live far from me. But yeah our Tutors are obviously Sad by it and her Classmates distraught I noticed the Girl I am assuming was her best friend donated on her Justgiving now a 16 year old donating to a fellow 16 year Old's funeral they have raised nearly 10K on there is shocking. But obviously life can be taken away as I told my mate you think your invincible I haven't since Manchester which this reminds me of as I was 13 or 14 when that happened and kids my age were involved and for a few days School seemed like the safest place it was flat and the teachers looked drained. But no speaking to some Support Staff some had seen her some worked with her she wasn't Special needs I don't think but someone in her classes are or they worked with her in Maths or English and obviously they will remember her Postive memories and hopefully College do something to honour her. It will be interesting to see what happens next weekI'm deeply saddened to read of the news that you have posted. My thoughts and prayers go to the families and friends of those who have been lost. But, it goes much further than that. Everyone at your college will be affected, as will the local community. It's so sad when lives are lost at such a young age. Life does not need to be lived at 1000mph, at that age there is so much more to come.
My sincere condolences to all affected.
Cheers mate I am over it now It still lingers and makes me Weary of just how I could be next I don't watch like she did But I walk down Roads morons speed down. And obviously it still hits home when she did my course had she not maybe It wouldn't have she would have basically replaced me and my classmates next year. I expect us 2nd Years to maybe produce a Tribute to her to honour the fact she was a first year maybe finish her project off if she started one to hand in for her/put it on our technicians Hard drive so it could be put on her classmates Showcase which we present at the end of the Year as 2nd years the first years do help/turn up maybe for an hour or so until there Shift is over we man it all day. So if we do show anything of hers I expect her Family to be there which ay gonna be easy. I have never had anything like this happen in Education before I was a kid at Primary School when two teachers/ or TA's died I never really knew them or got affected by it but obviously being 16 as she was with me being two years older doing my course and with me sometimes thinking about this or having asked about or my classmates have it hits home you ask in a Joke/Morbid Curiosity way and now well we know. As I said RIP to the Lass Rest easy young lady and thoughts to her family, friends and The StaffSorry to learn of the sad news you report. Like you say it will be incredibly difficult for all those who knew her well especially at this time of the year. Message privately if you feel you need to talk.
As others have said I'm so sorry to head the news - it must be heartbreaking.
Didn't really know her but I had seen her around College It just hit me as I've seen idiots do that by me and she was 16 that is no ageAs others have said I'm so sorry to head the news - it must be heartbreaking.
The Car meet started in Longbridge went into Halesowen and then through Oldbury. There must be a lot of speeders or girls walking into the road as since the lass died a Girl who was 15 was hit by a Car on Pedmore Road Merry Hill on the Friday before dying on the Monday on the Day after on the A460 near Hawkes Green another 15 year old was killed in a Car Crash both drivers stopped and weren't arrested. The lass who went to my college who I should probably give her her name which was Liberty died instantly we believe Paramedics tried but she was declared on scene. The two girls who died 1 from Merry Hill died in Birmingham Children's Hospital and 1 Died in Hospital after being Transported there on the same day. At least Liberty didn't suffer. She was very similar to me I learned she liked Football I support Albion she was a Wolves Fan but she had Albion in her family, she liked Cars and followed Non League Football there was a Tribute to her Sunday gone at Hydes Road Playing Feilds in Wednesbury which Had I not known about 5 minutes before I would have gone. There was a Balloon release, minutes appaulse and Silence for her. Her brothers play for the team they were losing 1-0 but won 1-3 to get to the Final. I saw her around College I think maybe a few times possibly, maybe outside as she caught the number 1 bus to Dudley home as I got off in Wolverhampton to get my bus home. But I wished I had spoke to her and got to know her but at the same time I wish I hadn't as it would have been harder for me to process that Liberty was killed but if I had maybe she wouldn't who knows. I did to make myself feel better and give some respects give a nice message to her dad. Her mum I don't think is Public on Facebook Her mum anyone familiar with Black Country Radio will know her she did the Morning Show and her daughter played the Weather Girl for any West Brom fans she also did the FanPark with her daughter who did DJ Decks. But yes may Liberty RIP taken far to young. I was over it and then my classmates started getting morbid about dying young triggering my anxiety and fears I have about it not helped by Liberty being killed. The tutor had to remind them that there had been a Tragedy in one of the other groups and that it was Sensitive due to my state. Someone asked about her the Support Worker so I explained it then got moaned at by a Girl who said she didn't want to hear about it. I usually get on with that girl but thar made me down. In theory had they (the girl who told me to stop wasn't involved) been Morbid I probably have said Idk man It's Sensitive I might have spoken about it but not felt so bad afterwards. I did speak to the tutor about it stating I had been to councillor left a nice message he was helping me then they got Morbid so he stopped it he didn't teach Liberty he would have on 2nd year I had him Level 2 but Liberty joined straight from School he obviously found it Sad but wasn't really affected by it like our other two Tutors who told us and I assume our Personal Tutor who might have taught Liberty to. Such a shame a beautiful girl personality wise and physically but maybe I overshadowed that on her personality a bright talented girl killed by Boy Racers taking her whole life, but may Young Liberty RIP Sleep Tight Young Lady, I will never forget you even though I didn't know you I wish I had got to know you.Great commiserations to you and all those that knew this girl. Dreadful for parents and friends.
Speeding is so rife at the moment, and no real Policing going on. It is just the same where i live in Birmingham.
Cars travel at double the 30mph limit, both night and day.
Inevitably, accidents will happen, but then it's too late!.
Very sad to read.