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Old 04-18-2007, 12:22 PM   #31
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I'm so sorry.
There seems to be so much more emerging about how things were handled.
All you can do is just be there for her when and if she wants to talk about it.
I hope her son is not too badly injured physically. The mental scars will probably always remain.
She must have been at her wits end waiting for news. Again, I am so sorry.

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Old 04-18-2007, 02:40 PM   #32
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It is a very surreal atmosphere here in Hampton Roads. Very sad and tragic. One of the ladies at our hotel still has not heard from her son, who is a student at VT.

Very crazy.
Oh god that is terrible!

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Old 04-18-2007, 02:54 PM   #33
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well, as it turns out he was shot in the arm. he was treated in as out patient. He is back in Virginia Beach and staying with Mae, his mom.

I can not imagine sitting there as a witness, and then become a victim. Just mind boggling.

my thoughts remain will all effected families and persons.
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Old 04-18-2007, 03:42 PM   #34
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We have all been so shocked by this here in New Zealand, it has occupied much space on TV and radio. Tattrat, I do hope all is well with your friends son. This world is just so small.

I found this yesterday in a blog and thought it was certainly worth sharing it here. It says it all.


I sit in shock, and feel waves of sadness as I listen to the news
Of the tragedy that came today
To my school
I fight the tears and feel for the parents, friends and lovers
Of those lost today
At my school
I get angry at the news hounds trying to place blame and make sense
Out of the madness that happened
At my school
And I want to scream out "That's not my school!"
That's not the place of absolute beauty in a fall day
Of Hokiestone buildings, mountain settings, students and of course
Football, basketball and all the social events
That we remember so well
I will remember the loss, the hurt and pain, forever
I will hope for a memorial, different but hauntingly beautiful
Like the War Memorial
So we can remember those lost and wounded both physically and mentally
I will not forget to cherish the life we have to live
To hold my children dear in this world of no safe place
But I will not let this un-comprehensible disaster ruin what I hold on to
My school is a place of hope, acceptance, sharing and learning
My school is a place of honor, dignity, fairness and reward for hard work
My school is a place where `doing it right' is more important that `win at all costs'
My school is a place where we will remember our past,
And have high hopes for tomorrow
My school is a place to see the future in the faces and people that walk the campus
My school is Virginia Tech
And I am proud to say `THAT'S MY SCHOOL!'

In the book of life, the answers are NOT in the back.
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