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unnoticed. The state was painted in maroon and orange. The flags outside hung low, barely off the ground. April 17, 2007: We were all Hokies fans. “Mentally ill” drawn in blood was the tagline on the news. Previous diagnosis hidden. Allowing legal sale of guns. The campus flows with people, but 32 will never leave. Degrees became deadly. Five years later, middle school was filled with “Why so serious?” and “You wanna know how I got these scars?” It was an ode to Ledger’s last legendary performance. But the jokes died in a movie theater, when 12 people were put to sleep in their chairs. No prince’s kiss would be enough to wake them, like it did for the town’s name. The man had sent his book of partial plans to a psychiatrist. The United States was brought to its knees five months later. Twenty-eight lay still, 12 Allison

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