Sending Thoughts & Prayers

Virginia Tech

I really don’t know what to say about today’s horrible tragedy at Virginia Tech. Please keep everyone at Virginia Tech in your thoughts and prayers.


  1. Loving Mother says

    Ok you are from a different country Britisn NUTT.. Have you ever been to the US? We don’t sit here and Bash on your damn country do we? NO. Yeah i am not happy with stuff that takes place in the US. But what can i do NOTHING.. This is a Us website and if you don’t like us then Get out!!

    Go Bash on someone else You wack job










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  5. Rachel says

    Yes! PRAY for the victim’s families! To blame someone or something is showing how irresponsible you are.We all have a choice, and what you do with it is up to you, just realize not only do you suffer, but the people AROUND you suffer. This man OBVIOUSLY made the wrong choice, and INNOCENT people had to suffer for his wrong choice in life.

  6. Rachel says

    Yes! PRAY for the families of the victims! To blame someone or something is showing how immature and irresponsible you are. We all have a choice, what you choose is up to you, and not only do you suffer but the people around you suffer, but this man just made the wrong choice, and there in lies the blame.

  7. Diva says

    Celine…. the person to whom my comment was directed said America makes them sick, that it was disgusting. Those were their words. THEY brought up the superficial difference of nationality. They didn’t say the WORLD made them sick, they said AMERICA.
    Furthermore, neither Sandra or I were the one who said anything about “picking” a country to go to war with, so it is NOT our “logic” that you make an absurd statement about.
    I agree with you, this is NOT about America or otherwise (I can only assume you chose Asian because the killer was Asian), this is about PEOPLE. It doesn’t matter WHERE it happened, it matters that it HAPPENED. And quite frankly, I don’t think political spewings are going to help any of those people who lost people they love.
    It’s those people, the people who are suffering such unfathomable heartache right now that we should be focusing on.

  8. celine says

    and to the famous, NRA-ish stand, guns don’t kill, people do: people use them in a moment of mental unstability, play with them in their imagination and writing, fall under their spell in moments of passionate emotions because guns are available! and easily so!

  9. celine says

    diva and sandra, one can go but “america” might just happen to pick the place you went to and come for you by your logic! it’s a global world you know? it’s what we call humanity and it’s been so for a while! and humans have known this for quite a while now!!!!!!! it’s not about this or that, american or asian, it’s basic: human beings. and it’s disgusting that people can raise the superficial difference of nationality even with respect to what is so precious: human life!

    and the person in the military, today it’s was, a couple of hundred years ago it was trade you see, a particular kind though coz it was forced at gun point, and it involved trading human souls. what “war” are you talking about so comfortably, the war that is killing the children of so many american families, or the “war” that is taking the life of so many other kids of other families? war is a product of human power and can be stopped if one wills too. but appearantly that will is lacking!!!!!!

    seriously, human tragedy cannot make ppl think that the tragic death of those 33 people who we are mourning can just bring to one’s mind how many humans all around are being killed today for NO reason!

    no one is leaving america, rest assured! people who think differently from you, are here to stay, and make not only america, but the world a better place to be.

    and your beloved Bush better does something to ban those guns from lying around and taking lives.

    it’s time to move away from a tradition of gun-loving that derives from practices of cleaning up frontiers from native americans, or from ensuring unpaid work of slaves and fearing them at the same time, breathing thus with guns at one’s sight!

  10. Zbella says

    I’m numb. Columbine was in my backyard (I live in Denver) and I’m a teacher. 9/11 rocked my world. I was 9 months pregnant with my first. My cousin and brother-in-law both escaped with their lives, thank God. It touched me so deeply. Now this. It really bothers me, and I pray for the families. I can’t imagine their pain and grief.

    This does happen more often in the USA. Let’s look at the SIZE of the US, along with the POPULATION and WEALTH of the country. Most European countries are the size of one of our STATES. So, yes, we have more mass murders and crack-ups. But we have more PEOPLE too. Stop acting like we’re all freaks and killers. We are the land of opportunity and 99% of the world would love to be American. I love being American, and I mourn for our loss.

    I don’t know the cause. I do know that isolated, lonely and desperate people are the ones killing and doing these school shootings. The only way to stop that is have SMALLER schools with involved parents and staff – where the kids are not bullied and troubled kids get the attention they deserve – that is the only way to prevent these sorts of tragadies.

  11. carleigh says

    jaggedchaos..If you are so bitter and want to spew your ignorance then please pick another thread or better yet another website to do it on!!!!!!!!! This thread is FOR THE BLOGGERS who wish to post their FEELINGS about this AMERICAN tragedy and if we offend you so much then why come here? There are people from all over the world on this blog and they are welcome, just as you are if you can refrain from your AMERICAN HATING long enough to leave a relevant post. Instead of blaming society, American’s, President Bush, guns, TV, environment….look at the situation for what it is……..a tragedy for everyone. For each person who lost their life in this situation did it or has it occured to you that someone lost a wife, sister, mother, brother, husband, father, uncle, grandmother, grandfather??? It wouldn’t have matter if this happened in America, Germany, Great Britian, England, Scottland, Australia….lives were lost and things for this college will never be the same. Nobody here has said that they agree with war but to blame war and violence on this situation doesn’t really give anyone the “answers” they may never find, do you think the parents of these students are satisfied with “Oh society drove him to do it?” Hell no, the parents won’t ever be at peace with such a shallow, blanketed excuse such as that. I believe it’s far fairer to say that the young man who shot and killed all those people was an extremely distured individual, he fell through the cracks of society, he was a loner and from what little I’ve read his instructors tried to persuade him to seek help, to no avail. Things like this don’t happen everyday, this is the worst incident on our soil since 9/11 and to pass the buck and make ascidine statements shifting blame, put it where it belongs…the shooter, even though NOT in his right mind did t wasn’t the gun, guns can’t shoot off voluntarily now can they? This young man was a permanent resident of America, had no criminal background and met the criteria to obtain and own a firearm and he committed unspeakable acts of atrocity. As American’s all we can do is pick up the pieces and try to go on, we may never truly learn why this individual did the things he did or what caused him to snap, that’s a sad reality. The hardest burden is going to be on the poor families of these shooting victims……….they have lost more than anyone can possibly comprehend!

  12. jaggedchaos says

    and the guy who made that comment is no different than the guy who carried out the shootings. it’s just that america rammed it into his head that as long as he does it in the name of his country, protecting it from “terrorists”, then it’s okay. He can go kills thousands in Iraq with it being okay because those goddamn iraqis are nothing but a bunch of primitive terrorists.
    you people are sick.

  13. jaggedchaos says

    I Quote “Why do people ALWAYS bring up IRAQ ?????? It’s a war !!! It was going to happen no matter what it was just a matter of picking a country…… WAR happens every couple years…….. it’s life………. Sorry and I am in the military !!! It’s not BUSH’s fault that people don’t care about other humans ! Things like this happen all the time in different countries… did people forget about the “russian” school ? Its a part of our lives and NOT EVERY THING THAT HAPPENS IN THE US IS BUSHS FAULT !!! ”
    This response proves my entire point form start to finish. If the American mindset of war is “just a matter of picking a country”, then all this guy did was figure “it’s just a matter of picking a place”. America sickens me, it’s disgusting. And who suffers? Innocent people, just trying to go about their daily lives. My heart goes out with all of me to the victims of this shooting, who are stuck in a society that is so completely far gone, it’s sick. And the answer on TV is “give them all guns, so they can protect themselves” – yeah, so they can all start shooting whenever they get mad or freaked out. JESUS CHRIST!

  14. Loving Mother says

    It’s very sad to here what is going on in other states away from mine and it kills me to think so many have to suffer from ones choice. So many people died all for the need of nothing.

    I am just in aww on the fact that someone could do that to so many who did nothing to him. He was obviously just a physco.. Or just someone who did not get help before it was obviously to late..

    God bless the famlies that have lost the ones they love. Let God be with them in there time of need..

  15. Sandra says

    I would also like to retract my statement about closing the borders. That was from the heat of anger after listening to the news about this scum and some comments on here. I do believe we should have tougher rules about coming in and out of the country though. Just last week there was a killing close to my town. The ex-boyfriend (here on an expired visa) went into a college, shot and killed his ex-girlfriend. They had mentioned that police were trying to catch up with him because of restraining orders placed against him not that he was here illegally. I guess I didn’t know that it is illegal to ask if someone is here legally or illegally, which I think is sad.

  16. N says

    Why is Hollywood and their movies not brought to task, why is the music industry and their lyrics not put on trial?

    These are entertainment industrys… We should be able to decipher entertainment from real life.

  17. Sandra says

    So Jagged what exactly is your point? Because first you said the shooter is not to blame, and then you retract that and say he isn’t the only one to blame and that Society has everything to do with it. Now you’re blaming it on Bush and his administration. Sounds like a lot of scapegoats to me. I have great distain for Bush, but I don’t go around blaming everything on him, that would be ridiculous.

    If you have done all the research that you say you have, then maybe you should re-check it again. He is a resident alien that arrived here in ’92. He has depression and was on medication (There are depression lines you can call if you are depressed, but being that he was on depression meds he had means of paying to visit a doctor), he was English major in which his teachers described his dark writings and referred him to school counseling (Teachers reached out to him, even his doctor by giving him depression meds). What exactly more do you think society or Bush should do? Because it seems to me that he took a pretty huge chunk of society with his irrational thinking. If society is to blame, then why isn’t everyone arrested and charged with his crimes? Because he was the shooter, he committed the crimes. Stop using Society, Bush and War as your defense. Start blaming him for he is the one who committed the crimes!

    Anyways I don’t mean any of this to come out attacking, and if it does I do apologize. All of the families, students and administration are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Shiftingsands Thank you very much for protecting our country. I have a cousin who just recently got out of Iraq and is now in Germany waiting for his next deployment.

  18. JaggedChaos says

    had to respond
    look at your attitude – “it was just a matter of picking a country”????????? I can’t even believe you just said that! So by that train of thought – every few years you just pick a country, invade and kill??? Wow, prime example of the mindset that kid was feeding off of.
    The Russian school was militants who took them hostage. No better, but totally different than a troubled young guy walking into a school on a rampage.
    And no, things like this don’t happen all the time in different countries. For such a developed and supposedly powerful nation as the US, it shouldn’t happen here, especially not this often. Good god.

  19. ShiftingSands says

    Why do people ALWAYS bring up IRAQ ?????? It’s a war !!! It was going to happen no matter what it was just a matter of picking a country…… WAR happens every couple years…….. it’s life………. Sorry and I am in the military !!! It’s not BUSH’s fault that people don’t care about other humans ! Things like this happen all the time in different countries… did people forget about the “russian” school ? Its a part of our lives and NOT EVERY THING THAT HAPPENS IN THE US IS BUSHS FAULT !!!

  20. JaggedChaos says

    Whoever made the comment about him being a resident alien for school – he came here in 1992 as an 8 year-old, so he was raised in this society.
    I did check my facts, and half of US school shootings have happened during Bush’s administration, I never said Columbine did. But if you don’t think Bush has any sort of responsibility in this, just look at the facts…..a dozen shootings in a 35 year span, and a dozen more in 7 years? Not to mention Iraq, once again. Look how many American were killed, not to mention walking in and completely destroying another country and its citizens. In all its power, I have a lot of trouble believing that the American government didn’t have the means of finding Hussein and taking him out without destroying millions of innocent lives.
    None of this is an excuse for what the guy did – obviously he was beyond troubled to be able to do something like this. But just look at all the papers today – all his teachers thought he was troubled, and he was increasingly violent lately. Have there not been enough school shootings for people to light up when they see things like this? It’s a profile of someone who will eventually go off the edge if he doesn’t get help. And all they can say is “yes, we can see he was troubled”. But did anyone reach out? Did anyone go have even a casual conversation with him? No, they just labeled him a loner.
    Sandra – 1. you go to a doctor, but you’re not severely depressed if you can make such a decision. People who do things like this guy did are in severe depressions and have psychological problems. No normal human being can do this. And did you ever think that he might not have had the means to pay to go see a doctor?
    2. One of the severe problems with America is an attitude of “let’s just close all borders and kick all non-whites out of here”. And then you wonder why everybody hates you? Why everybody criticizes your government? And why people go crazy? The more things you forbid, the more problems you’re going to have. People are like kids – you tell someone they can’t wear a studded necklace, and they will just to show you that they can. And with enough restrictions, people eventually go crazy.
    Western society has got to take a good hard look at itself because the way it is now, these things won’t just stop on their own – it’s only getting worse.
    That’s it for my comments here – if you people still think I’m against, then that’s your problem. All I said was that obviously changes need to be made in our ways of thinking if we want to prevent this type of thing from happening again. And it’s not metal detectors and armed security guards and closing borders that’s going to do it. All that’s draw is more hate, anger and depression. You think if you all seclude yourself from the rest of the world people will be happy?

  21. Diva says

    This man was not an American citizen. He did not grow up here, and in order for your “blame our society” or “blame our government” to hold water he would have had to.

    There are just people out there who do horrible things. There always have been since man began. The idea to go out and shoot a bunch of people all at once rather than just as many over a long and torturous time may seem relatively new, but the idea of taking as many lives as one can get away with is not.

    The blame for this lies squarely on the shoulders of the shooter.

  22. Lauralin says

    How is this possibly the government’s fault? There is a complete lack of respect for human life and that is NOT Bush’s fault. Besides, if you’re going to make a statement about all the bad school shootings being during Bush’s administration, make sure your facts are correct. Columbine took place during the Clinton administration and no even thought to blame President Clinton, because that would be ridiculous. Gun control isn’t to blame, a government isn’t to blame, and relating this to the war in Iraq is simply a way to bring up your distate for Bush’s policies.

    Until human life is no longer expendable, and only worth something if you’re in the prime of it, this will continue to happen. Why is Hollywood and their movies not brought to task, why is the music industry and their lyrics not put on trial?

    This is TRAGIC, but thinking that it is the government’s job to do everything for us is just as tragic – we are responsible for ourselves and our actions and the only thing to do now is grieve for those lost and pray for those left behind that will have to deal with this for the rest of their lives.

  23. KellyMay says

    Sorry ‘kill’ them was a very poor choice of words especially in this situation, please replace that with ‘lavish them with kindness”

  24. KellyMay says

    I agree with jaggedchaos, when you see someone in distress reach out! Someone treats you like crap, kill them with kindness don’t fuel their anger with yours! It’s time we start to rise above rather then lower ourselves! Society is to blame each and every one of us!

  25. Sandra says

    Wow I so disagree. I have been depressed in the past and I did what millions of others do, I call the doctor and get help. Don’t blame it on society that is a bunch of crap! I didn’t nor did that community put a gun in his hands. In fact he is from a different country here as a resident alien for schooling, which further makes me say lets close the damn borders so others can’t come in and do a huge massacre like this! Using “society” as a scapegoat is just like saying let’s blame the gun and the gun manufactures. Guns don’t kill people, PEOPLE kill people!

  26. Jamie67 says

    Sadness all over :((
    My prayers are with the families and friends who lost their loved ones .What a tragedy.

  27. anony says

    I’m praying for the families and friends of those who were taken and for everyone who has been affected. If you pray, please pray. Please act peacefully toward one another.

  28. JaggedChaos says

    My bad – I should have written “the shooter isn’t the ONLY one to blame”. But let’s face it, he learned by example.
    I am not dismissing the fact that he did a horrible thing – obviously. I’m on your side!! I just meant to say that it is a societal thing, and not an individual one.
    And to say that he could have reached out and asked for help, true. But people who are depressed and suicidal don’t see those options, they seclude themselves and others ignore them. The signs were probably all there. Just look at the Columbine shooters – they had profiles of troubled people, and yet nobody bothered to say “hey, want to talk?”
    He is to blame, but so is the society he was living in.

  29. celine says

    this is so so sad. it is horrendous. my heart goes out to those people too, the families, the students…. so sad.
    guns, inequality, unbalance and here is where we are today.

    this sad event just put things into perspective once more, all the innocent souls that go away like this everyday in this unequal, greedy world.

    the students killed here and there again and again….

    the innocent hundreds of civilians that die everyday in Iraq.

    some killed of guns bought & owned comfortably.

    some killed of invaders’ bombs or dying at the hands of their own country’s pieces of shit which have gone beserk with the anarchy that has been enabled since 2003. one can just throw the hands up in despair and be.

  30. says

    AP) BLACKSBURG, Va. A gunman massacred 32 people at Virginia Tech in the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history Monday, cutting down his victims in two attacks two hours apart before the university could grasp what was happening and get the warning out to students.

    The bloodbath ended with the gunman committing suicide, bringing the death toll to 33 and stamping the campus in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains with unspeakable tragedy, perhaps forever.

    Investigators gave no motive for the attack. The gunman’s name was not immediately released, and it was not known if he was a student.

    “Today the university was struck with a tragedy that we consider of monumental proportions,” Virginia Tech President Charles Steger said. “The university is shocked and indeed horrified.”

    But he was also faced with difficult questions about the university’s handling of the emergency and whether it did enough to warn students and protect them after the first burst of gunfire. Some students bitterly complained they got no warning from the university until an e-mail that arrived more than two hours after the first shots rang out.

    Wielding two handguns and carrying multiple clips of ammunition, the killer opened fire about 7:15 a.m. on the fourth floor of West Ambler Johnston, a high-rise coed dormitory, then stormed Norris Hall, a classroom building a half-mile away on the other side of the 2,600-acre campus. Some of the doors at Norris Hall were found chained from the inside, apparently by the gunman.

    Two people died in a dorm room, and 31 others were killed in Norris Hall, including the gunman, who put a bullet in his head. At least 15 people were hurt, some seriously.

    Students jumped from windows in panic. Young people and faculty members carried out some of the wounded themselves, without waiting for ambulances to arrive. Many found themselves trapped behind the chained and padlocked doors. SWAT team members with helmets, flak jackets and assault rifles swarmed over the campus. A student used his cell-phone camera to record the sound of bullets echoing through a stone building.

    Trey Perkins, who was sitting in a German class in Norris Hall, told The Washington Post that the gunman barged into the room at about 9:50 a.m. and opened fire for about a minute and a half, squeezing off 30 shots in all.

    The gunman, Perkins said, first shot the professor in the head and then fired on the students. Perkins said the gunman was about 19 years old and had a “very serious but very calm look on his face.”

    “Everyone hit the floor at that moment,” said Perkins, 20, of Yorktown, Va., a sophomore studying mechanical engineering. “And the shots seemed like it lasted forever.”

    Erin Sheehan, who was also in the German class, told the student newspaper, the Collegiate Times, said she was one of only four of the approximately two dozen people in the class to walk out of the room. The rest were dead or wounded, she said.

    “It seemed so strange,” Sheehan said. The gunman “peeked in twice, earlier in the lesson, like he was looking for someone, somebody, before he started shooting. But then we all heard something like drilling in the walls, and someone thought they sounded like bullets. That’s when we blockaded the door to stop anyone from coming in.”

    She said the gunman “was just a normal-looking kid, Asian, but he had on a Boy Scout-type outfit. He wore a tan button-up vest, and this black vest, maybe it was for ammo or something.”

    “I saw bullets hit people’s body,” Sheehan said. “There was blood everywhere.” She added, “My professor, Herr Bishop, I’m not sure if he’s alive.”

    Students said that there were no public-address announcements on campus after the first shots. Many said they learned of the first shooting in an e-mail that arrived shortly before the gunman struck again.

    “I think the university has blood on their hands because of their lack of action after the first incident,” said Billy Bason, 18, who lives on the seventh floor of the dorm.

    “If you had apprehended a suspect, I could understand having classes even after two of your students have perished. But when you don’t have a suspect in a college environment and to put the students in a situation where they’re congregated in large numbers in open buildings, that’s unacceptable to me.”

    Steger defended the university’s handling of the tragedy, saying authorities believed that the shooting at the dorm was a domestic dispute and mistakenly thought the gunman had fled the campus.

    “We had no reason to suspect any other incident was going to occur,” he said.

    Steger emphasized that the university closed off the dorm after the first attack and decided to rely on e-mail and other electronic means to notify members of the university, but with 11,000 people driving onto campus first thing in the morning, it was difficult to get the word out.

    He said that before the e-mail went out, the university began telephoning resident advisers in the dorms to notify them and sent people to knock on doors to spread the word. Students were warned to stay inside and away from the windows.

    “We can only make decisions based on the information you had at the time. You don’t have hours to reflect on it,” Steger said.

    Some students and Laura Wedin, a student programs manager at Virginia Tech, said the first notification they got of the shootings came in an e-mail at 9:26 a.m., more than two hours after the first shooting.

    The e-mail had few details. It read: “A shooting incident occurred at West Amber Johnston earlier this morning. Police are on the scene and are investigating.” The message warned students to be cautious and contact police about anything suspicious.

    Everett Good, junior, said of the lack of warning: “Someone’s head is definitely going to roll over that.”

    Edmund Henneke, associate dean of engineering, said he was in the classroom building and he and colleagues had just read the e-mail advisory regarding the first shooting and were discussing it when he heard gunfire. He said moments later SWAT team members rushed them downstairs, but the doors were chained and padlocked from the inside. They left the building through a construction area that had not been locked.

    Until Monday, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was in Killeen, Texas, in 1991, when George Hennard plowed his pickup truck into a Luby’s Cafeteria and shot 23 people to death, then himself.

    The massacre Monday took place almost eight years to the day after the Columbine High bloodbath near Littleton, Colo. On April 20, 1999, two teenagers killed 12 fellow students and a teacher before taking their own lives.

    Previously, the deadliest campus shooting in U.S. history was a rampage that took place in 1966 at the University of Texas at Austin, where Charles Whitman climbed the clock tower and opened fire with a rifle from the 28th-floor observation deck. He killed 16 people before he was shot to death by police.

    Founded in 1872, Virginia Tech is nestled in southwestern Virginia, about 160 miles west of Richmond. With more than 25,000 full-time students, it has the state’s largest full-time student population. The school is best known for its engineering school and its powerhouse Hokies football team.

    The rampage took place on a brisk spring day, with snow flurries swirling around the campus. The campus is centered around the Drill Field, a grassy field where military cadets — who now represent a fraction of the student body — practice. The dorm and the classroom building are on opposites sides of the Drill Field.

    A White House spokesman said President Bush was horrified by the rampage and offered his prayers to the victims and the people of Virginia. “The president believes that there is a right for people to bear arms, but that all laws must be followed,” spokeswoman Dana Perino said

    After the shootings, all entrances to the campus were closed, and classes were canceled through Tuesday. The university set up a meeting place for families to reunite with their children. It also made counselors available and planned an assembly for Tuesday at the basketball arena.

    It was second time in less than a year that the campus was closed because of a shooting.

    Last August, the opening day of classes was canceled and the campus closed when an escaped jail inmate allegedly killed a hospital guard off campus and fled to the Tech area. A sheriff’s deputy involved in the manhunt was killed on a trail just off campus. The accused gunman, William Morva, faces capital murder charges.

    After Monday’s shooting, students dragging suitcases and shouldering backpacks streamed from the gray granite dormitory.

    Chaille Godinez, an 18-year-old freshman from New Jersey was heading with nine others to a friend’s house 30 miles away in Roanoke.

    “None of us really want to stay here tonight,” Godinez said. “I will come back, I won’t be happy about staying in my room knowing something happened three floors above me

  31. anon says

    I was very saddend by this. Many young lives have been lost this day, and more being lost due to war.

    My prayers to all the families and the remaining students at Virginia Tech.

  32. maggie says

    wwow this is really a tragedy, someone has to stop this, why is there people so mean, they dont have heart

  33. carleigh says

    People with a “mental disorder” aren’t acting in their “right minds” so to speak. Today was an allround tragedy on a gigantic scale….families lost their loved ones in all scopes. I wish their families much peace during this most horrible, tragic time. Nobody wins when there is loss of life..human casualties cost everyone! God bless those families.

  34. AEM says

    I think its a cruel and cold thing to say that the shooter is not to blame…I graduated from highschool in Virginia in 2005 and a LARGE number of kids from my graduating class of 700 attend Virginia Tech…this day has been filled with emotion and despair as my fellow classmates and I try to reach each other by phone and e-mail…the stories that I have heard from my friends and loved ones are horrendous and I would not wish that fear on my worst enemy…it is true that this world is full of hatred and that unfortunately this isn’t the first or last time this has happened or is going to happen – but still, to make such a comment is quite painful in these times of such sadness…

  35. kellymay says

    Perhaps one person whom posts angry messages on boards like this, can see the reality of what anger does. Our children learn by example lets make a difference with our children with hopes of preventing this anger in another child ;( My prayers for these families, the reality of the world we live in hurts!

  36. dori says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these young people who died way too young for no reason. Such a terrible tragedy.
    Where can a person feel safe these days? We live in screwed up world. online perverts after our children , identiy theft, people blowing themselves up in public places, shootings in our schools??????The crimes of our new millenium are very scary.

  37. Sandra says

    Let me guess the gun is to blame? I was going to agree with you jaggedchaos until your last comment. You bet your butt that guy is to blame, he could have reached out and asked for help, instead he decided in his sick mentality of what we call a brain he choose to kill.

  38. jaggedchaos says

    yet another example of how our society is completely confused and running around in endless circles.
    how many people have to die before we all decide to take intelligent measures of resolving conflict?
    all we do is put band-aids on wounds – we don’t heal them, we mearily hide them from public view.
    but then what example do people have? half of US school shootings since 1966 have taken place during bush’s administration. the US death toll for the war in Iraq stands at 3,310 in 3 years. 61 in this month alone. 83 last month. over 20,000 wounded since the beginning of the war, 13,000 of them critically.
    monkey see, monkey do. today’s shooter is not the one to blame.

  39. Sandra says

    It is all very horrible. I just don’t understand it at all; why not just take your life, why do you have to take 32 others! This person is a complete coward for having the guts to kill 32 people but then to turn around and take the easy way out. It is a horrible tragedy. One of the reasons why I do not want to send my son to school.

  40. Jacquie says

    It is a scary world out there sometimes. The victims and thier families will be in my thoughts.

  41. withintemptation says

    I just saw the news a few minutes ago, I almost broke down in tears… it’s such a tragedy.

    I didn’t think there could be something worse then Columbine.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims’ families.

    What is this world coming to?

  42. Julie says

    It’s such a terrible thing. I can’t even imagine what the families and friends of these victims are going through. I don’t know what else to say. It’s awful.

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