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Hildegard_von_Knittin
02-14-2008, 08:10 PM
There was a shooting this afternoon at the northern illinois university campus; as of now there are 18 victims; the gunman shot himself.
The campus is literally 15 minutes from my home, and I taught for 7 years in the public school system in DeKalb; several friends and colleagues are associated with NIU. Please keep them in your thoughts!

auburnchick
02-14-2008, 08:16 PM
I'm so glad you posted. I haven't turned on the TV, so I've missed the news.

I'm so sorry that this tragedy has hit so close to home. I will pray for the victims, their families, and their friends.

:hug:

The.Knitter
02-14-2008, 08:29 PM
:pray:

bethany
02-14-2008, 08:32 PM
prayers, of course--how terrible is that?

Samsam
02-14-2008, 08:49 PM
I just saw the news. What is this world coming to? My heart goes out to everyone.

jdee
02-14-2008, 09:17 PM
My prayer are with ya'll. Such terrible news.

texas1107`
02-14-2008, 09:32 PM
OMG, I didn't hear about this until now. I just don't understand. God Bless all that victims and their family's and friend's!!

sue in canada
02-14-2008, 09:32 PM
I agree with Samsam, what is this wold coming to? These incidents are happening way too often. Thoughts go out to everyone involved.

threesmom
02-14-2008, 10:10 PM
Those poor families of those who were hurt! My thoughts go out to them and all involved. I just have to wonder why these things have been happening more and more often ... is it the media coverage, or are we becoming that much more violent as a society? What gets someone to that point where that is the only option?:verysad:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
02-14-2008, 10:50 PM
Thanks everyone... update on the news is that 6 are dead, 4 women and 2 men including the gunman, 22 wounded.

I don't know why this keeps happening... media coverage, glorified shooting games played by peopple who can't separate real from fantasy... maybe his girlfriend broke up with him, who knows.

MaryB
02-14-2008, 11:25 PM
Thanks everyone... update on the news is that 6 are dead, 4 women and 2 men including the gunman, 22 wounded.

I don't know why this keeps happening... media coverage, glorified shooting games played by peopple who can't separate real from fantasy... maybe his girlfriend broke up with him, who knows.
Hildie, I don't think we will ever understand why. My heart breaks for the students and their families. So senseless! So sad!:grphug:

Ingrid
02-14-2008, 11:53 PM
:pout: It's so sad. What's the point? What does it prove? I just don't get it.

dustinac
02-14-2008, 11:54 PM
:hug: :heart: :hug:

iza
02-15-2008, 08:54 AM
:heart: You are in my thoughts, as well as the victims. :pout: These events are difficult on a community. But trust me, somehow, your community will find the strength to get through it. :hug:

Sharly
02-15-2008, 08:58 AM
Sending up prayers here.

cdjack
02-15-2008, 10:37 AM
I'm pretty sure that they said this morning that he was an ex-graduate student there. And now no one will ever know why he did it. Not that knowing why would make help make the nightmare any better for the families or for the students.

PurlyGyrl
02-15-2008, 10:58 AM
:pray:

knittingymnast
02-15-2008, 11:01 AM
:pray:

Pagan Princess
02-15-2008, 11:31 AM
My prayers to the families of those lost.

feministmama
02-15-2008, 11:33 AM
Oh my. I know grad school can be hard but geez. Sending good thoughts of love and support to all who need it ~~~~:heart:

Shandeh
02-15-2008, 03:28 PM
:pray:

miccisue
02-15-2008, 03:57 PM
CNN will be doing a report shortly - apparently from what I've read so far, the young man was on some type of medication (presumably psychiatric) and stopped taking it. Unfortunately, I think that's an all too familiar story when it comes to violence - be it on this magnitude or on a family level.
My thoughts and prayers are with those who are suffering.