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Old 02-14-2008, 08:10 PM   #1
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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!
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:16 PM   #2
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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.

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I just saw the news. What is this world coming to? My heart goes out to everyone.
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My prayer are with ya'll. Such terrible news.
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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!!
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I agree with Samsam, what is this wold coming to? These incidents are happening way too often. Thoughts go out to everyone involved.
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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?
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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.
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