Monday, April 16, 2007

Tragedy at Virginia Tech

Update: Weds April 18, 4PMCDST - NBC recieved a package sent by Cho Seung-Hui, apparently between shootings. (told in news conference on Fox News)

Update: The shooter has been identified as 23 year old Cho Seung-Hui, a Korean and English major at Virginia Tech.

Up until my husband came home, I had not turned on the Fox News. And, this is certainly not the norm for me, when I usually watch the news most of the day. But, today,for some reason, my television never got tuned into Fox News, that is, until my husband said to me, "What did you think of the killings?". I wanted to know what he was talking about. And, he explained that some guy had shot so many students on the campus of Virginia Tech and more were injured.

As of now, there are 33 dead, including the shooter, who shot himself, and 13 more are in the hospital, possibly critically injured. We have no idea what was in the mind of this person. We don't know if he had something against someone on the campus, or had a hatred for the campus itself. We may never know his motive, but we do know it was one of destruction, killing, and upsetting the lives of 26,000 students. Those students will have this embedded in their minds for the rest of their life, and they did not deserve this.

There is really no way to know what another person might do on any given day. But, there should be some warning sign that a person is having a problem. But, we don't even know the identity of this person. Bill O'Reilly just announced this young 23 year old man was a Chinese nationalist that arrived on campus a year ago. But we don't know his name. For those families who lost a child, I pray the many questions they are going to have can be answered by the authorities - that they will be able to piece together the reason for this tragedy.

KOIN News 6 for local news - Campus Massacre
Blue Star Chronicles also has a good post on the tragedies, with some pictures.

The students at Virginia Tech need our prayers, as do the families of the victims. This is not something they will forget so quickly, and will most likely have a big impact on their future lives.

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