Monday, April 16, 2007

Dark day for VA Tech

By now everyone will have heard about the shootings at Virginia Tech. The BBC has a decent rundown of the goings on, while the school has two podcasts of statements from President Steiger regarding the shootings.

This is without question the worst single episode of campus violence in recent memory, and may be the worst ever on US soil. There are no words to express the sorrow and outrage inherent in such an event, and my heart goes out to all families and students of the college, past, present and future.

I'm sure we'll learn more over the coming weeks as the media invites us into the grotesquerie, but in the meantime (and perhaps instead of?), give a moment of silence to the Hokies. Ut prosim, I will stay on top of the story for ways to provide support.

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