Condolences, April 17, 2007

I do not know any one that attends this School, But my heart is broken. I cannot understand why People are allowed to buy Guns and use them on other people. Our High Schools have some one at the front entrance and they know when you come and when you go out. Some High Schools have every one scanned befor the come in. College should be the same and a few guards should be there. If there was some warning it may have turned out differently, But People could have been running for thier lives and more may have been shot. I don’t know where safe is any more and you can’t alway’s control what happens. To all of you, May you overcome this horror and pray the world will change. For the one’s that have passes on, May you rest in peace.
Laurie Mortimer

April 18, 2007, 12:59am • Fulton N.Y USA • #4069

Your in our thoughts and prayers… know that other schools are greatly hurt by what is happening to you all. God Bless You All

April 18, 2007, 12:59am • Lebanon Ohio • #4070

To all the family and freinds that have losved and lost, It was a great suprise that something so horrific could happen in a place where we think we and our children are safe.  I feel I live in a safe enviroment until things like this occur. My little one is about to embark the life of school and I crinch and worry when things like this happen.  I thoughts are with you well you endure such hard times. Know that their fears are over and they are in a better place looking down and helping each and every one of you through this hard and troubling time when answer seem but few and far between, they will always be remembered as great heros that will help change the worlds out look on how guns and how they need to be better regulated so thoughtless crimes become a thing of the past and we can all live in a safer and healther world.
I am truely sorry for your loss and may better and brighter days lay head for each and ever one of you.
From you Friends to the north
Christina Fox

April 18, 2007, 12:59am • Campbellfor Ontario, Canada • #4071

Well I’ll have to say I can’t stand you guys during football season.  I am blue and orange blooded UVA fan.  My condolences go out to everyone at VPI.  Although we are fierce rivals during football and lately basketball season, I would not wish this situation upon anyone. I wish you guys the best of luck in dealing with this tragedy.

My prayers go out to the school as a whole.  This is a tragedy that I hope doesn’t happen again at any other school in the nation.  God bless and good luck.

April 18, 2007, 12:59am • Florence, Ky • #4072

I am so sorry to hear the horrible campus shooting event happened in Virginia Tech. Sincerely pray and mourn for the people who were murdered. I expect the similar situation would never appear again. Wish the students and faculty, even the whole community will resume the previous peaceful and harmonious environment as soon as possible.

April 18, 2007, 12:59am • Shanghai, PR China • #4073

I pray for those families who have lost there loved ones, I pray for those who are injuried and had to witness the massacre.I pray for the students who attend Virginia Tech and are now distressed about there surrounding. I pray that all people from different religions, cultures and beliefs come together and have sympathy for those who have past and suffered. I share my condolences for Virginia Tech as I beleive the whole world shares.

April 18, 2007, 12:59am • Sydney, Australia • #4074

VIOCRACY

(In evergreen memories of the Virginia Tech 32)

By Dele Ajaja

Ripping through our sphere like a warring tornado
Mustering strength to daunt a weary world
Draping lands and climes like iron curtains
Separating youths from civility and propriety
Violence of the youth by the youth and for the youth
Viocracy!

A moment of moral crisis for irate youths
Who set violence loose and blame frustration
Fly emotional kites into a rage and wreck peace
Surrender reasoning to eloquence of violence
Address wrong with wrong and get wrong
Viocracy!

An eye for an eye would leave us all blind
Alter anger to courage, the constructive weapon
Bear frustration without betraying emotion
We are the hope of peaceful tomorrow
No to violence of the youth for the youth
Viocracy!

Dele Ajaja is the author of THE RETURN OF AL-QAEDA

April 18, 2007, 12:59am • Tucson, AZ • #4075

Kent State University sends our condolences. We are having a memorial service as well. As a student at Kent, I cannot fathom what this would be like if it had happened here. Stay strong VTech!

April 18, 2007, 12:59am • Kent, OH • #4076

I was at Cal State Fullerton in the late 70’s when a janitor killed seven innocent people in the Library. Horrors. We send our prayers for healing and hope to you from California

D Love

April 18, 2007, 12:59am • Pomona, CA USA • #4077

IT WAS A VERY SAD DAY ON VIRGINA TECH CAMPUS ON MONDAY MORNING AS THEY HAD A HORRIBLE SHOOTING AND KILLING 33 PEOPLE. I’M PRAYING FOR YOU ALL AND FOR THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS. I GREW UP AND LIVIED IN VIRGINA BUT THE AREA I LIVED WAS FAIRFAX. I HOPE YOU ALL WILL RECOVER FROM THIS AND I’M WITH YOU ALL. THE WORLD IS WITH YOU AT THIS TIME.  MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU AND THE FAMILIES AND THEIR FRIENDS.  CATHERINE ANNE MCGINTY AND I WAS PLANNING ON ATTENDING VIRGINA TECH AT ONE TIME WHEN I WAS LOOKING AT COLLEGES TO GO TO?

April 18, 2007, 12:59am • Lexington Park,Maryland 20653 • #4078

Yesterday I listened horrified with hands over mouth to the recorded cell phone of the murders transpiring.  Today I listened to fine young men and women speak loyal and loving words of support for their administrators and security.  Then gave a standing ovation for their president and raised no finger of blame though others had.  I heard about a heroic Professor, a survivor of a death camp, standing between death and his students that they might live and who in his dying moments spoke via email to his dear wife.  I even heard someone speak words of forgiveness.  Amazing!  These students and faculty are some of Americas finest.  The few words of encouragement I might speak are of hope that the members of VA Tech might continue in the light of learning, love, and serving one another in the days ahead. I have no doubt for your future.  Marion, BSN, RN Linfield- Good Samaritan School of Nursing ‘91

April 18, 2007, 12:59am • Warren, OR • #4079

I am sharing my grieving period with Va Tech. I am very sadden by this news and angered by it too. I want to share my mourning with the family of Va Tech students who died for no reasons. I am a student also and it terrified me if something like that happen to me. I have been on my nerves since the day of the terrible tradegy. I have been sadden by it too. Life isn’t fair but we have to move on. We will never forget this day and we will honor those students who died pursuing their education goals.

Always in mind and heart for those students who died.

Nicholas W. Clark
Western Oregon University

April 18, 2007, 12:59am • Monmouth, Oregon, United States • #4080