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04-19-2007 10:39 AM
whitBmom My condolences to all the families and friends that have lost loved ones in this tragedy. My heart and prayers go out to you.
04-19-2007 10:10 AM
Cosmosmom I think we alll agree that this video is disturbing and it should not be shown but there it was in all its glory on the 7 am news on Good Morning America just when parents are getting their little ones ready for school ..
Really we do not need all the gory details and we do not need to see this disturbed young man ranting and raving and saying BAd words .. They would not do it with the Columbine killers as this was their wish as well ..
By the way he was a copycat killer he scheduled the date of his massacre in remberance of the Columbine murders and killers
04-19-2007 08:03 AM
juliav My heart goes out to the families that lost their children and loved ones in this horrible tragedy.

Originally Posted by Judy A View Post
I couldn't agree more, Rita....there is just too much attention given to him and not enough to the ones that win a scholarship for their great essay, or volunteerism, or grades, etc. I definately wouldn't want my grandchildren to see any of this.
Judy - I couldn't agree with you more.
04-19-2007 07:42 AM
Judy A I couldn't agree more, Rita....there is just too much attention given to him and not enough to the ones that win a scholarship for their great essay, or volunteerism, or grades, etc. I definately wouldn't want my grandchildren to see any of this.
04-19-2007 07:35 AM
Rita Today on Good Morning America a Psychiatrist asked that we not show our children the video the shooter sent to the news station. It only glorifies what he did and makes the shooter sound rational when he really had huge psychiatric problems. He called for a ban on the video for all stations and u tube. I think he is right.
04-18-2007 07:25 PM
Cosmosmom There are so many issues that need to be addressed the main one being that we do not have copycat killings in the near future
Oprah tried to address it on her show today . I am not a huge Oprah fan but I am happy she gave it the time and attention today ..
One point made by the professor who was asked to tutor this troubled young man was that today she has recieved numerous e mails from everywhere in the US stating that they too are in a situation like hers and are just as perplexed as to what to do .. The laws on the books now make it almost impossible for these people to receive help .. Confidentiality issue is a big one ..
This is not an isolated incident this is serious . It seems like we are raising a lot of troubled violent youth ..
It is very serious when students and teachers fear for their lives and refuse to go to a certain class because they are afraid of the actions of a one student and still no one can find a loop hole to find the help ( for these lost souls ) that they need .
So once again we are turning on our TV's and watching another candlelight vigils and seeing faces faces filled with sorrow.pain and disbelief ..
How do we stop the maddness ???
04-18-2007 06:49 PM
Rita My heart goes out to all the familes of those who died, even the shooter's Mom and Dad. I know first hand that it stinks to loose a child, no mater what age they are and under any circumstances. It is not supposed to be that way. The heartache and grief they all will experience is unbelievable and their lives will never be the same.

On top of that, the survivors will even have psychological problems. They will ask themselves "why was I spared and not the person next to me?" or even suffer post-tramatic stress disorders. It is going to be a living hell for them all.

I just hope with love, prayer, and counseling they can overcome this.
04-18-2007 05:25 PM
irnfit This is so heartwrenching. Not only for the victim's families, but for this poor boy who didn't get the help he needed. It was just on the news that he was declared mentally ill by a judge, because he was stalking a girl at some point. All the signs were there, and by the time his Eng Lit prof saw it, he was over the edge. And his parents have also lost a child, and have to live with the shame he brought to their family.

It's all so sad. My prayers go out to everyone.

Joann, I know how you feel. When the WTC were blown up, my daughter only worked 10 blocks away. When we lost phone contact with her, it was scary.
04-18-2007 05:18 PM
CapotesMom did you see on the news reports (msnbc.com) that the killer sent a raving video to nbc just after the first 2 murders?? It's just scary what kind of people are out there...I feel so bad for all those families and friends that lost innocent people that day..it's so completely and utterly senseless..
04-18-2007 01:09 PM
Judy A 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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