View Full Version : OT- Thoughts & Prayers Please

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

04-16-2007, 12:41 PM
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04-16-2007, 12:50 PM
My prayers are with you, your friends and everyone on campus.

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

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

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

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.

04-16-2007, 01:12 PM

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


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

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.

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.

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

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

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

04-16-2007, 01:57 PM
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Such very sad news, lots of prayers for all those involved and all of us who are watching this horrible situation unfold.

04-16-2007, 02:03 PM
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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.

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:

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:

04-16-2007, 02:42 PM
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04-16-2007, 02:52 PM
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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!

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....


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...

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.

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


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.

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:

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

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*.


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.

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:

04-16-2007, 07:58 PM
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I am speachless with sorrow and grief for those affected. My prayers are with the victims and their families.
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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.

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:

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.

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.