Virginia Tech shooting -- Pa, you ok?????

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I just saw the horrid news about the Va Tech shooting. At least 20 people are dead. Started at 7:15a, at both ends of campus, and an Engineering building was involved.

Jim, are you ok???

I was physically sick watching this, thinking of the professors and people still down there that I know. I pray they are all ok.

-- Va Tech '93
 
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Horrible tragedy. Our prayers go out for the injured, and to the families & friends of those killed.
 
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I do think Jim is retired, but I also think he's still over on campus a bit. His wife, Beth, was the house mother for my sorority. I pray for the Kappa house and that they didn't lose anyone in this. :frown:
 
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Thanks for your concern folks. I have been following the news on TV and the internet just like you have.

Yes, I am retired but I do still have an office in the building adjacent to the one where the worst shooting occurred. I was not on campus today and got the news from the CNN web site.

I am holding my breath now for all of my friends who have offices in Norris Hall. That is the building in which the Dean Of Engineering's offices reside.
 
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Nicole, our granddaughter there just emailed and said she is okay.

Rich
Thank the good Lord! I'm sure you were very relieved to receive that email.


Thanks for your concern folks. I have been following the news on TV and the internet just like you have.

Yes, I am retired but I do still have an office in the building adjacent to the one where the worst shooting occurred. I was not on campus today and got the news from the CNN web site.

I am holding my breath now for all of my friends who have offices in Norris Hall. That is the building in which the Dean Of Engineering's offices reside.
Jim, I'm so glad you weren't on campus today. Can only imagine your worry over co-workers. Has Beth been in touch with the Kappa house??
 
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Thank the good Lord! I'm sure you were very relieved to receive that email.




Jim, I'm so glad you weren't on campus today. Can only imagine your worry over co-workers. Has Beth been in touch with the Kappa house??
My heart was in my throat for a while. But all the kids killed, wounded and their survivors are not as fortunate.

The da$$ed news channels are playing the gunshots recorded by a cell phone over and over as they show footage. These scum; Fox, CNN, all of them. Just for effect. All for ratings.

Rich
 
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They're not about news anymore, it's their warped sense of entertainment. Does Jerry Springer not have any openings? What a bunch of heartless bas&*%#s.

What a loss.
 
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Rich, I am glad to hear that your Granddaughter is ok. You too, Pa. Such a terrible tragedy. My prayers go out for ones who were injured and the friends and loved ones of those killed.
 
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Always horrible to see something like this happen at another school (or anywhere). And I thought the incident we had on my campus was hard to deal with...

Glad to see all of our NC members in the area and their relatives are safe.
 
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:mad: I really don't like the media's way of dealing with such events. All they seem to care about is the ratings they'll get out of it.:mad:
I'ts as bad on the internet news sites; not specifically the coverage, but most of the links are to video clips. Whatever happened to reading? Does the press think people are so stupid that they have to show them video clips rather than written text?

Rich
 
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I'ts as bad on the internet news sites; not specifically the coverage, but most of the links are to video clips. Whatever happened to reading? Does the press think people are so stupid that they have to show them video clips rather than written text?

Rich
I've only been reading stories. It's bad enough hearing about it...why watch videos of it? It's like students on my campus who wanted to go to the stairwell where someone jumped 4.5 stories to kill themselves to see if there was anything "interesting" left to see. I refuse to even use the stairwell any more.
 

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