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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-18-2007, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
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I just wanted to convey my sympathies and deep sorrow to all those students and families out in Virginia. We are all affected by this and it's become quite the scary world when kids are killing kids.

We had to deal with the Dawson College shootings last Sept. here in Montreal (it's the college my son, Alex, is going to attend this fall) and it was so very emotional. The killer lived close to us, here in Laval, went to a school I'd attended when I was growing up. The one girl who died lived in my neighborhood, her young brother going to the same school my boys used to attend. It's just all a little too close to home, you know?

I hope none of you here have direct relatives or close friends at the school. Our thoughts and blessings are with Virginia Tech.




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My thoughts and prayers are going out to the families, one of the victims has a Nova Scotia connenction (She taught here). It is such a tragedy for everyone envolved.

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My son will start Grad school at VATech in June. Needless to say, this was very scary for me. I can't imagine what the families are going through right now. All I knew is that I needed to know my son was safe, even though I was 99% sure he was still in Michigan, I still needed to know he hadn't flown down for the weekend for some reason.

My heart goes out to those who lost loved ones.
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We have several of the victim from our state - such a sad thing. My son is away at college & although I understand they are "adults" it seems like the security is very lax as anyone can come onto campus & into the class buildings. Although my sons Dorms are locked, it doesnt mean that if someone is standing outside & says I lost my keys, that some other kid wont let them in! It is such a tragedy!
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I know, Laurie, it's so scary. Two of my sons are off in college, and one more starts this fall. Although I know that Va Tech will probably have one of the best security from now on, you really can't always predict and prevent this sort of senseless tragedy. Especially when it's from one of the students. And it's not just campuses, college or high school; this happens in the workforce as well.

It's true what my Mom told me...we never stop worrying about our children, no matter how old they are. And a tragedy like this brings it closer to home. How precious they are, and life is. They only thing we can do is keep those families in our thoughts and prayers, and give our loved ones an extra hug and kiss.
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My sympathies to the families and loved ones as well .

This is a terrible tragedy and it makes me so sad too see the faces of this young students and their teachers and mentors who lost their lives in the prime of their life ..

I just do not understand how this can continue to happen in the United States and I just wish the violence would stop..? How many people have to die !!

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I ,too, am deeply saddened by the recent murders and pray that the families of the victims can find peace in their lives. My heart goes out to all of them. My concern is also for the Korean and Korean American's in our country as they face the possibility of retribution. I had not even considered this as a problem until I saw a segment on-line on CNN. The Korean students at V-Tech are leaving, their parents worried about their safelty, wondering if this will change their lives forever. How could anyone possibly think that just because one student (who happened to be of Korean heritage) did this horrendous deed, that all Koreans should be feared or condeemed! Rubbish! He was obviously a very troubled soul, a person, and his heritage doesn't matter and certainly doesn't reflect on anyone else from South Korea. I pray that this doesn't lead to more violence and I too wonder, how many more innocent people have to die!

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I think that might be more of a precaution of the parents than actual threats from the students. We need to give our younger generation more credit than that. I can't imagine the students there at VAtech blaming Korean students for this. VATech is a multi-cultural campus, and I believe they are much smarter than that.
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Then again; think about it...this might be something that the media is pumping up. I have absolutely no respect for most media people (sorry if anyone here works for tv or newspapers). They are actually below lawyers and politicians on my list (and yes, my son is in poli-sci and pre-law..whachagonnado)
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Yes, I agree, for the most part..but the students that they interviewed both said that they did fear that this might bring retribution. I'm not saying it's going to, it's just troubling them to think it might.

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