Condolences, April 18, 2007

I am the cousin of former Dean Peter Eyre and was truly shocked by recent events. I have not seen my cousin for at least 18 years.These events have made me seriously think about meeting my cousin again. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at virginia Tech at this sad time.

Anne Phillips (Eyre)

April 18, 2007, 3:37pm • Audenshaw Manchester U.K. • #17198

As a Virginia Tech alumnus, i am proud of all hokies around the world for showing the strength and caring in this time of need that symbolises the hokie spirit. I mourn with you and send all my thoughts and prayers out the families of the victims.


April 18, 2007, 3:37pm • The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom • #17199

words cannot provide what i think about the shootings but i know that my God will provide me with what needs to be said

May God be the only
one who can judge

April 18, 2007, 3:37pm • Kettering ohio • #17200

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families affected by this recent tragedy. Please know that the country is grieving with you as well.

April 18, 2007, 3:37pm • Libertyville, IL • #17201

My prayers are with all the families, students, and teachers of this tragedy. I don’t know anyone at VT, but when I think of people my age being killed it opens my eyes to how important people are to you. My prayers will continue to be with everyone who was effected by this.

April 18, 2007, 3:37pm • Thomasville, Alabama • #17202

We will never understand how or why this tragedy occurred. We can’t imagine the pain the famlies and loved ones are feeling at this moment. Our condolences to the families that lost their loved ones.

From all Saudi Arabian students at K-State University to the Unforgotten students at Virginia Tech…

April 18, 2007, 3:37pm • Manhattan, KS • #17203

How sad, how tragic, how unnecessary!  One only hopes that this is a massive wake-up call for the need for logical and resonable gun control. More proof, once again, that there is no god.

April 18, 2007, 3:37pm • Surpsise, AZ • #17204

Down here in Tallahassee, Florida we are praying for all of those affected by this tragedy.  Please know that even though we are Noles, we truly are Hokies too.  God Bless you.

Kellie Willis

April 18, 2007, 3:37pm • Tallahassee, Florida • #17205

Dear Fellow ACC Family:
Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the deaths of the innocent on your beautiful campus where nature and harmony abound.  I lift in prayer each grieving person who has been touched by this senseless tragedy. Please know that the Clemson University Family holds you all near to our hearts.
God Bless VT
You are VT,
You are the Hokies.

April 18, 2007, 3:37pm • Clemson, SC • #17206

I used to work at VT from 1994-1999 and I hold my time at VT very close to my heart.  I ttill have many friends on campus that I communicate with regularly.  I was very shocked and saddened to see the events unfold on Monday and Tuesday.  As a proud ex-employee of VT, I will represent Hokie nation in deep south Texas by wearing orange and maroon on Friday, April 20.  My thoughts are with VT and the families of all those who are no longer with us.  R. Rios

April 18, 2007, 3:37pm • Edinburg, Texas • #17207

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Our community recently suffered such losses when the tornado hit the high school and innocent lives were lost.  Please know that so many are thinking of you and praying for you and the families of those who lost their loved ones.

April 18, 2007, 3:37pm • Enterprise, AL • #17208

In Memory of all those lost on April 16th 2007

Such a horrific and tragic loss,
Being felt from coast to coast,
as so much pain and sorrow,
fill the hearts and souls of most.

An act of violence for which,
there is simply no sense to be made,
just no rhyme nor reason,
for this price that has been paid.

One victim so young.
Another so old.
So many died
with stories untold.

Let us all take a moment,
to remember the ones,
that left us too early,
at the hand of those guns.

A friend, a leader, an avid reader,
a player, a joker, an all around good-deeder,
a teacher, a rocker, a high school jock,
a fighter, a lover, a dedicated rock,

A daughter, a son, a sister, a brother,
a husband, a father, a girl who dreamed of
being a mother,
a student, a neighbor, a soul with much flavor,
ALL a person deserving many more days to savor.

(to be continued in next submission)
-Ashley King

April 18, 2007, 3:37pm • Warner Robins, Ga. • #17209

My heartfelt condolences go out to those who have lost and prayers for those who have survived.  Tragedies unify, and I believe the nation and the world are in unity with sympathy for the tragedy you have suffered.

The process of absorbing the heartbreak we experience as we go through life is so painful, but as we pass through each experience we emerge stronger, with greater empathy, and with increased ability to help others cope with their tragedies.  Those who have died will live on through your newfound strength.  God bless…

Kevin S.
Arizona State University, W.P. Carey MBA ‘07

April 18, 2007, 3:37pm • Tempe, AZ • #17210

Our deepest condolences for the losses experienced by all your families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

-The Croce Family

April 18, 2007, 3:37pm • Philadelphia, PA • #17211

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death
or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed
away.” Rev. 21:4

may the blessing of the Lord be upon you during this time and remeber that he’s face shines upon them who were lost and his face shines upon you who are sad.

Chris Gray

April 18, 2007, 3:37pm • Lexington,KY USA • #17212

My heart goes out to the families who have lost their loved ones. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. I grieve for the students who were lost and for those who have lost their friends and family members. How sad to have the rest of the world discover our beautiful Virginia Tech under these circumstances.
We are the Hokies, we will prevail.

Nancy Wright, VT ‘78

April 18, 2007, 3:37pm • Williamstown, NY • #17213

Like my fellow alumni, my heart aches for the victims and thier families… you have the thoughts and prayers of two displaced Hokies in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.

April 18, 2007, 3:37pm • Ellenboro, NC • #17214

My family and I want to express our deepest sympathies and our thoughts and prayers are with all the families and students at Virginia Tech.

Holmes Family

April 18, 2007, 3:38pm • Gentry, Arkansas • #17215

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.  May you find peace and comfort in God’s loving arms.

With Deepest Sympathy,
The Smith Family

April 18, 2007, 3:38pm • Metairie, Louisiana • #17216


April 18, 2007, 3:38pm • SHREVEPORT, LA • #17217

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.  You all will always be in our hearts.

April 18, 2007, 3:38pm • San Jose, CA • #17218

I am from Texas and have never been in Virginia.  I think I know how most Virginians are feeling after the horrific brutality of this week. We had a similar experience at the University of Texas with a sniper many years ago. My prayers and those of my family are with those fallen who were taken so prematurely,their families,the Administrators of Virginia Tech, the rescuers and caregivers, and indeed the entire state of Virginia.  God bless you all and may He give you the strength to carry the horrible burden that has been placed upon you. Virginia Tech will prevail.

Adriana McKendrick

April 18, 2007, 3:38pm • Laredo, Texas • #17219

We are an extended family united… when one of us hurts we all hurt.  When one of us bleeds, we all bleed.  When one of us cries, we all cry.  But through the sadness and pain, we will prevail.  WE ARE VIRGINIA TECH!

Robin Barnes
Virgnia Tech Alumnus
Class of 2002

April 18, 2007, 3:38pm • Rockville, MD • #17220

Fellow Hokies, As alumni I undersatnd the strength of this community but however strong, the magnitude of loss must feel enormously overwhelming. I hope that you can recover from the pain that this tragedy has caused you and your loved ones.

My sincere condolences.

April 18, 2007, 3:38pm • San Juan, Puerto Rico • #17221

It’s a shame some loner wanted to ruin so many peoples lifes just for his own amusment. My heart felt sorrows go out to the victims friends and family.

GoNzO Cambridge, England

April 18, 2007, 3:38pm • England • #17222

All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 3:38pm • Torrance, California • #17223

There are not words to describe the sorrow I feel and how my heart breaks for each one of you who have walked along this tragic road this week.  All I have to give is my prayers and a word of encouragement that this will not keep those who haven’t walk the halls of VT yet from joining in the ranks of those who have. 

Mother or rising VT Freshman

April 18, 2007, 3:38pm • Norfolk, VA • #17224

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at Virginia Tech and your families and friends.  God Bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 3:38pm • brampton, ontario canada • #17225

This is a very shocking tragedy. I sincerely pray to God that such incidents must not happen hereafter....My heart goes out to all the families affected by this tragedy. May God give you strength to cope up through the grief.....

And may God rest all the souls in peace....


April 18, 2007, 3:38pm • dallas,tx. • #17226

With a heavy heart I send my deepest condolences to all the family, friends, and the entire VT campus for the loss of the students of Virginia Tech. We all share in your sadness. Stay Strong.
Stuart Heavilin, Undergraduate Student,
The Ohio State University

April 18, 2007, 3:38pm • Columbus, OH • #17227

The news had spread faster and faster around the school the later in the day it was. We heard that 33 had died, and to those families I am Deeply Sorry. Theres nothing I can do here but hope that those families heal.

I don’t want to sound rude but, I am planning on Working on an Original Oration for my Forensics Class, Persuasive Speech. I will be looking for a way to increase school security so something like this doesn’t happen anywhere else. I hope to use this incident to persuade people that School Shootings haven’t come to an end and there will probably be more. There are only a few ways we can prevent them from happening, and it is my job to show all the possibilites.

To anyone who may support me you can Drop me an E-Mail at

Cody Parris-Miller, 16 Years of Age
Augusta, KS. USA

April 18, 2007, 3:38pm • Augusta, Ks • #17228

mein ganzes mitgefühl gilt den familien und freunden der toten, den verletzten und allen anderen studenten… wir sind bei euch… alles gute aus aachen, deutschland…


April 18, 2007, 3:38pm • aachen, germany • #17229

We must pray for all

April 18, 2007, 3:39pm • Connecticut • #17230

my thoughts and prayers go out to all of the students and professors who were killed on April 16, 2007 this will be a day no one would forger the worst massacure in the united states with 33 killed and so many others wounded. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families your loved ones are in a better place now. I know that you dont want them to be in that place now but it is just something that comes around. That cho was a very irresponsible student you should always question the quiet ones because you never knoe whats going on in there heads. You will see your loved ones again but i know that you are all saddendened by th tradegy and fear of what happened you will see your loved ones agin behind the golden gates.



April 18, 2007, 3:39pm • Glen Burnie, Maryland USA • #17231

No one person on the va tech campus deserved to die because of one mentaly insane human being no matter what the issue.

April 18, 2007, 3:39pm • hampton va • #17232

May God Bless all the brave souls that lost their lives in the senseless tragedy. May the almighty give the families of the victims the strength to be able to grieve and remember their loved ones for their smiles and good deeds!

God Bless
Pooja, New Hampshire

April 18, 2007, 3:39pm • Marella and Tomer families, India • #17233

My prayes go to all at Virginia Tech thoungh i’m writing this from another continent no amount of words can undo this terrible act but out of all this sorrow great joy comes at the end only God knows why he let this i know it might sound like a cliche but you had no control over it and though some students might feel the were at fault in some way or the other lord knows there was nothing you could have done may the almighty God guide u all at this great time of need and i have to say this we all need to be happy for those we lost for lord knows they are in a better place now may their souls rest in perfect and eternal peace
gbolahan ojo

April 18, 2007, 3:39pm • Lagos/ Nigeria • #17234

I am very sadden to hear what happened at your school. I am a Grandmother of a GDaughter that will be going away to colleged next year.I talked to my son, and they are trusting God. I am so sorry for all the children, deceased, hurt and scared. I pray for them and all their families. I also pray for the family of the young man that did the shooting. How painful for them to lose a son and know the reason why. I do pray for the shooter. How tormented he must of been. Somewhere he took the wrong rode. We must all remember, no matter the pain that they have, the boy is a child of God. My prayers are for all of you. I am sending this so that all of you know there are people that love and pray for you. A caring Grandma

April 18, 2007, 3:39pm • Paramount, California • #17235

May our Heavenly Father comfort you in these difficult days.  You are not alone in your grief, because the entire world grieves with you.  May you find solace and comfort from our Heavenly Father.  God Bless each and everyone of you.

April 18, 2007, 3:39pm • Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America • #17236

Please know that we’re with you guys, and like many have said, we’re all Hokies.

The Seahawks at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

April 18, 2007, 3:39pm • St. Mary's City, MD • #17237

im a highschoolk student in Charlotte, NC and i just wanted to say how much this incident has touched me and made me realize how much we really need to treasure our lives. i pray for everyone who lost someone.

my thoughts are with you

April 18, 2007, 3:39pm • charlotte, NC • #17238

The Biola University Student Development Division remembered your community in our prayers this morning during our divisional meeting. Our students will be holding vigil tonight, representing each life that was taken by having students and faculty stand in person as we pray for each family, and the entire Virginia Tech community. May God give you strength, grace and peace in this dark hour.

Jeanne Back
Biola University

April 18, 2007, 3:39pm • La Mirada CA • #17239

This is the most tragic event I have ever heard of. Being a college student myself it breaks my heart to try to understand what the Virgina Tech community is going through. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, especially the victims and their families. Im beginning to hand out orange ribbons around my campus in St. Louis, MO so everyone can continue to keep you all in their prayers. God bless you all.
All my love!

April 18, 2007, 3:39pm • St. Louis, MO • #17240

Our thoughts and prayers to the victims families, friends, classmates and all of VT.

May God be with all of you during this most difficult time.

The Walters Family

April 18, 2007, 3:39pm • Wisconsin • #17241

April 16, so many people were killed a total of 59 pepople where killed or injerd. My Boyfriends 2nd cousin was killed, only 4 people got out fo the class not injerd.

Her name is Lauren McCain,

Her family said the 20 year old international studies major became a Christain some time ago.

Her family said in a Statement “Her life since that thime has been filled with His love that continued to overflow to touch everyone who knew her”

Her uncle, Jeff Elliott, told The Oklahoman Newspaper that she was avid reader, was learning German and had almost mastered Latin.  She was Home-Schooled, he said, and he worked at a department store for about a year to save money for college.

So if you know anyone that was killed or injerd in this shooting please just keep them in your Prayers. 

God Bless

April 18, 2007, 3:39pm • Tecumseh, Oklahoma • #17242

We are so sorry for your loss. This senseless murders of your family and friends has affected the world. These beautiful, bright, intelligent innocent young people who were robbed of their lives will in no doubt never be forgotten. This madman has not only robbed you of your loved ones and friends but has robbed the world of a possible cancer cure, MS or cures of many deadly diseases and discoveries that one or more of these beautiful people might have found. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you and comfort you.
Marie Mendoza

April 18, 2007, 3:39pm • Fall River, MA • #17243

I cannot imagine the amount of pain and suffering this has inflicted unto all of you at Virginia Tech.

In unfair times like this, it is hard to believe in the greater good of humanity. However, don’t let the irrational actions of one sick man turn you hostile. No matter how dark and thick the clouds, the sun will always manage to break through.

Be brave.
Jenna Jones, University Student.

April 18, 2007, 3:39pm • Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada • #17244

God bless all the families and friends of those involved!

April 18, 2007, 3:39pm • Tyler, Texas • #17245

My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole VA Tech community, families and friends that have been affected by this horrible tradegy.  As I have watched the news reports on the tv and seen interviews of students that have been affected by this tradegy have shown exorbitant strength and courage in this time of need.

Courtney Robinson

April 18, 2007, 3:39pm • Gainesville, VA • #17246

I am so so sorry this happened. My thoughts and prayers are with all the families, friends and faculty. We are all in this together. You are not alone.

April 18, 2007, 3:39pm • Suwanee GA • #17247