Polytechnique shooting: CBC journalist Loreen Pindera remembers
'He separated the men from the women,' a male engineering student told CBC reporter
I had moved to Montreal just three months earlier. I had never before been on the University of Montreal campus. I thought I was being sent to cover a fire.
A young male engineering student standing outside the building told me, in French, that a man had burst into his classroom.
"He separated the men from the women," the young man told me. I shook my head, asked again. I thought I wasn't understanding his French.
It took a few minutes to grasp what he'd actually said.
It's taken a lifetime to digest what actually happened.