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Eloewien
04-16-2007, 11:55 AM
I live not very far from Virgina Tech, and my husband works there. This morning there was a shooting on campus, one dead, at least 8 wounded. It's a small town in Virginia, and nothing like this has ever happened before. If you've been watching CNN or Fox News today, it's been all over. I have several friends on campus, and my husband is at work there now.

Please keep the families and students in your thoughts and prayers today... they need all they can get. Unfortunately, we're having extremely high winds and they can't get helicopters in to evacuate those who were wounded, they have to be driven by ambulance 20 minutes to the nearest hospital.

Andrea
04-16-2007, 11:57 AM
:pray: have you made contact with your husband?

dustinac
04-16-2007, 12:11 PM
:pray: :heart: :hug:

auburnchick
04-16-2007, 12:17 PM
Oh gosh...that's awful!

Y'all are in my prayers...as are the families of those involved.

bobi1218
04-16-2007, 12:21 PM
Wow, I just saw the CNN.com story on all that - pretty nuts! I hope they catch the other gunman soon, and your husband gets home safe. We have a few friends who are VaTech alums, I'm sure they're worried now too.

Eloewien
04-16-2007, 12:27 PM
Husband is fine... second gunman is dead... at least 20 students dead, more wounded...

sara_jayne
04-16-2007, 12:41 PM
:pray: :heart: :pray: :heart: :pray: :heart: :pray:

letah75
04-16-2007, 12:50 PM
My prayers are with you, your friends and everyone on campus.

jdee
04-16-2007, 12:52 PM
My prayers and thoughts go out to all the families. What a terrible tragedy. :verysad:

Andrea
04-16-2007, 01:05 PM
What a horrible horrible tragedy. :pout:

Unbelievable. Worst school campus shooting since 1966. :verysad:

auburnchick
04-16-2007, 01:09 PM
I'm sure that there are many stories to be found on the internet. Here's (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,266310,00.html) a link to one source.

Sara
04-16-2007, 01:12 PM
:hug:

A friend of mine was seriously wounded in a shooting at University of Iowa, today's news just made me feel sick. :crying:


:pray:

Mommy22alyns
04-16-2007, 01:18 PM
Will be thinking of you and everyone involved... :hug: :hug:

quiltbugj
04-16-2007, 01:21 PM
My daughter is an engineering student at Tech. She is fine, thank godness and she has located all of her friends except for two and they were supposed to be at the gym. Please keep the prayers coming.

vaknitter
04-16-2007, 01:22 PM
As of right now there are 22 dead and multiple wounded, dorms are on lock down today and tomorrow. My husband was working on his PhD there in Norse Hall until he moved up here to UVA when we got married. The last of the shootings were in the Engineering Hall. He hasn't been able to get in touch with anyone in his old lab as of yet.

Our prayers are with all those who are dead or wounded as a result of this.

quiltbugj
04-16-2007, 01:25 PM
she just heard from the two friends and they are ok.

DQ
04-16-2007, 01:25 PM
What a terrible tragedy :pout: My thoughts and prayers are with the families and everyone involved :(

Eloewien
04-16-2007, 01:35 PM
vaknitter- I hope he gets in touch with people, especially if they were in norris... my thoughts go out to him as well

nadja la claire
04-16-2007, 01:41 PM
I just from work and heard about this on NPR. It's so terrible. :verysad: :pout: My hopes and thoughts are with everyone there and their families. :pray: :grphug:

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

luv2knit
04-16-2007, 01:57 PM
:heart: :hug: :heart: :hug:

Such very sad news, lots of prayers for all those involved and all of us who are watching this horrible situation unfold.

carmabelle1191
04-16-2007, 02:03 PM
:hug: :hug: :hug:
I'm watching the news right now. 32 are dead, 21 are wounded or so. Prayers are with the wounded and the families of the dead.

iza
04-16-2007, 02:15 PM
We've had a few shootings in schools here in Montreal, and every time something like this happens, my heart just breaks. :verysad: My thoughts are with the students, faculty, staff and their families. :heart: :hug:

Kaydee
04-16-2007, 02:18 PM
Its such a horrible tragedy. My thoughts are with you, your family and friends, and all of the people at the school. :hug:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
04-16-2007, 02:42 PM
:pray: :heart: :hug: :pray: :hug: :heart: :pray:

Rycharde
04-16-2007, 02:52 PM
:hug: :hug: :hug:
I'm so glad he's home safe to you. I wish you the best in helping him cope with what's happened and I'm sure you'll be there for him as he deals with the pain of losing students and bringing the school back together. Love and support from your friends to the north!
If I were you I'd go cling onto him and not let him go for a couple hours!

Sanibelle
04-16-2007, 02:58 PM
OMG - Those poor innocent people. I cannot even imagine what they must be going through.. and the families of the students waiting to hear if their kids are OK.

We live in such a crazy world.....

My thoughts are prayers are with them....

Lynn

newamy
04-16-2007, 03:17 PM
:pout: :verysad: :crying:

News like this makes me sad and angry. I'm so sorry this has happened.

Denise in Michigan
04-16-2007, 03:25 PM
I don't know what to write, except I'm glad we're here for each other and sorry that people can do such terrible things...

mrs.hre
04-16-2007, 04:35 PM
my nephew is a senior at vech tech but he is ok. i just talked to my brother and said he was working out at the time but he has classses where the shootings were but didn't have any today thank god. he saw police coming so he just got in his car and left. he lives off campus. you never think it ever happens around you but ya know it does.

mrs.hre
04-16-2007, 04:42 PM
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mrs.hre Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:35 pm Post subject: va tech

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my nephew is a senior at vech tech but he is ok. i just talked to my brother and said he was working out at the time but he has classses where the shootings were but didn't have any today thank god. he saw police coming so he just got in his car and left. he lives off campus. you never think it ever happens around you but ya know it does.

jeanius80
04-16-2007, 05:00 PM
:hug: :verysad: 540-231-3787 dean of students office number in case you need it.... i hope everyones family is safe :grphug:

mrs.hre
04-16-2007, 06:21 PM
i just talked to my nephew, i had to hear his voice. of course i tried not to break down in tears but i couldn't hold them back. he said he is ok and all his freinds are ok and girlfriend. ya never think its going to hit home and it did here. please pray for all the families thank you so much maggie

Secksiebrat
04-16-2007, 06:33 PM
My dad called me about this this morning. I've been sick to my stomach all day. I have many friends that go/went to VaTech. I've been there many times as my boyfriend lived in AJ 4 years ago. It's a sad situation and all the people at virginia tech, friends and families will be in my prayers.

I"m still awaiting word for some of my friends *says another prayer*.

~danielle~

PS I lived in Virginia before I met my husband. I want to George Mason University and since we didn't have a football team, Tech was my team.. What a sad day.

psammeadred
04-16-2007, 07:07 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with Virginia Tech's students, professors, staff, and their families. :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

MoniDew
04-16-2007, 07:58 PM
:pray: :heart: :pray: :heart: :pray: :heart: :pray:

I am speachless with sorrow and grief for those affected. My prayers are with the victims and their families.
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rebecca
04-16-2007, 09:17 PM
My heavens, I can't believe people would do such a thing...please, please know that I will be praying for all involved.

BinkyKat
04-16-2007, 09:32 PM
I don't even know where to begin with all the news...except to offer my prayers to all the vicitims and wounded and their families and everyone involved. God help them all~ :heart: :heart: :heart:

Krystal
04-16-2007, 09:51 PM
sending all my thoughts and well wishes, and prayers to you and the families involved.

I am so happy to hear your husband is ok.

humblestumble
04-17-2007, 12:54 AM
My heart goes out to everyone affected by this tragic event. I'm so glad you got in touch with your husband.

There's a time for everyone to die, and this is just one way that enforces that we never know when or where that time will be. I hope that this brings more families together in ways that they haven't been close before. You never know when the ones you love will be gone.