4.17.2007

All wishes to VT

So I'm in the student lounge yesterday and the tvs start blasting something about VT (Virginia Tech). What that? I listen closer. A shooting? I whip out my cell phone even though they're not allowed on campus (due to alumni roving around looking for employees all the time) and dial up Mary. She goes to VT as well as her boyfriend. Both of them are safe, and by the time I got home there was 32 dead. Unbelievable.


It's sad to think that people actually do this. I guess the guy was looking for his girlfriend, could not find her, and went on a shooting rampage. What kind of world do we live in? Nuclear bombs, terrorists, and now were not even safe where we go to school? I guess it really hasn't been like the since Columbine, but still, to just go into a classroom and kill everyone in there (God, could you imagine if you skipped that class that day? It gives me goosebumps) what a sad, sad day.

5 comments:

lauren/evilkitten said...

It was terrible. I couldn't believe it. But I believe that is was coming. It's easy for Americans to get a gun. And something like that was unpretictable. But some laws in the states are such that it is easy for one to carry out a terrible deed as what happened at Viringia Tech. My heart is with the families of the victims.

Brittany said...

if you believe that it was coming just because it was easy to get a gun you should think about everywhere else as well.

La Principessa said...

Yeah, it was really shocking. We had to strike the play I just did yesterday, and the assistant director is from Virginia--one of her best friends went to VT, and, out of a school with 26,000, she was one of the people who got shot. I haven't hearrd yet if it was fatal or not, but most of his victims died. It was just unbelievably awful. It's terrible and frightening to all of us who live on college campus (I mean, mass muders in dorms and classrooms? I've always felt like school is a safehaven!), but it was especially tragic to know how many of my friends this directly touches.

lauren said...

I don't believe it was coming just because it's easy to get a gun in the US, it was coming- and is coming in many countries. I was simply stating that it it a lot easier for Americans to get a gun than it is for us Canadians.

Brittany said...

wow i'm so sorry to hear that, I realize that youre assistant director is probably in a lot of pain right now, bring her the best of wishes to feel better.
school should always be a safehaven. I mean, they check ids when you get on my campus, but never for guns or anything else. that kind of thing could happen anywhere now.