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Old 04-16-2007, 01:03 PM
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Shooting at Virginia Tech

Today, there was a shooting at Virginia Tech. So far, 31 people are dead. This is a great tragedy and my sympathies goes to everyone there.

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Old 04-16-2007, 01:14 PM
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I just got back from work and saw it on the news... Really shocking. I just can't believe that people do this to each other


My thoughts are with the victims and their families and friends.
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Old 04-16-2007, 01:27 PM
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That is awful



I can only hope that some good comes out of it, including banning and confiscation of self loading weapons
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Old 04-16-2007, 01:30 PM
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banning and confiscation of self loading weapons
Myabe we should just not go there? I'm not anyway.

This absolutely horrible, and, in a selfish way, I am very glad that, until next school year, no one I know is there. My heart goes out to all the killed and injured; this is sickening.

Apparently, this is the most deadly act of this kind in US history.
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Old 04-16-2007, 01:32 PM
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Yeah, seriously, what has this world gone to?
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Old 04-16-2007, 02:29 PM
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Because criminals would never break the law whilst committing crimes.

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Yeah, seriously, what has this world gone to?
Indeed.

Sad that it happened, and sympathies to those involved, but...

I really don't see why we, in the UK, need to be have up-to-the-second rolling news coverage of something that, actually, doesn't really affect more than a handful of people or so who might know someone in the region.

There are more important and relevant stories to cover, both nationally and internationally, but I suppose they don't involve shaky pictures of cops with guns hiding behind patrol cars.
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:17 AM
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Yeah, seriously, what has this world gone to?
I haven't read the whole thread, but I think this already deserves an answer. The current level of fatalaties is about similar to the number of civilian people who die in Iraq every day...
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Old 04-16-2007, 01:34 PM
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This is an awful tragedy and unfortunately in the end there will be stricter security measures at campuses across the nation and still no one will quit eunderstand why these things happpen.

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, the survivors, and their families.
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Old 04-16-2007, 01:59 PM
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I don't know what to say. I never do, but I feel I ought to say something. I don't want to be selfish, but I hope it wasn't anyone I knew.

My heart goes out to the victims and their families.
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Old 04-16-2007, 02:09 PM
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I heard that on the radio at noon... I felt totally shocked. First thought I had was about Timothy, I knew you were in Virginia mate but didn't knew where, so I kinda flipped out. I'm glad to see it wasn't where you were...

As for the victims, well, I don't have proper words for the situation, except that my thoughts are with them. That kind of story makes me feel awful.
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Old 04-17-2007, 11:30 AM
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This is an awful tragedy and unfortunately in the end there will be stricter security measures at campuses across the nation and still no one will quit eunderstand why these things happpen.

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, the survivors, and their families.
Indeed. Here is part of an email I received from the Dean of students on my campus.

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"Today's tragedy impacts all of us in higher education and causes us to
reinforce our commitment to campus safety. I know that each of you are
extraordinarily sensitive to this issue and that you will be taking all
appropriate steps to continually address safety issues and to reassure
your campus community as well as parents and local community members
that our campuses are safe and secure.

As the tragedy at Virginia Tech is reviewed, we will also be reviewing
University safety policies to ensure that we continually improve safety
and security."
Just what I need more rent-a-cops writing parking tickets at 1:30 in the morning.
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Old 04-19-2007, 10:33 PM
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in the end there will be stricter security measures at campuses across the nation
I can't help but find it slightly pathetic that it always takes more than one of a certain event for people to realize that maybe they need to start organizing and planning measures of safety and prevention of not just this but any kind of situation, whether it be fire, shooting, natural disaster etc etc. Everytime its the same story all over again and people go completely upset for a few weeks until its forgotten and it happens again a few years down the road.
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Old 04-16-2007, 02:26 PM
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Turns your guts when you here shooting, Turns it more when you here school of kids young adults just starting in this world with so much more ahead of them..
Something has got to be done, I was just looking at the news here and they were saying almost all Americans are just like anyone else in the world, They don't shoot shit don't really care for guns or being arrogant stuck up hero's they go about there day like normal people. But when it came to the gun organisation and being able to restrict guns the conversation went nasty.
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Old 04-16-2007, 03:16 PM
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This is the ONLY thing anyone is talking about here, I live about 100 miles away from VT, I've visited numerous times, and I was actually about to walk onto their football team at one point. I know a lot of people that go there. It was initially my number 1 school to go to, before I decided on VMI.

This scares the living shit out of me. One girl that was shot went to my high school, however she's in stable condition now. There's at least 30 people going to VT from my school next year, and what if it happens again?

My heart goes out to the families....
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Old 04-16-2007, 03:26 PM
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one of the things that actually angers me most about the shootings is the lack of communication from administration to students. ive talked to numerous people that go there and they said they were locked down but nobody told them why and they were online asking each other and checking student emails and that was only during the first shooting. the other warnings didnt come until 2 hours afterward.
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