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texasgirl 10-02-2006 06:56 PM

A gunman in an Amish school house.
 
WHY?????
I don't understand this at all!! He said it's for revenge to something that happened 20 years ago!
I met an Amish family years ago at a friends family reunion. They were the nicest people I have ever met. They are the kind of people that never meet a stranger. Why would anyone want to hurt these people, especially children!!!!


AAARRRRGGGHHHH:angry:

http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/10/02/ami...ing/index.html

pdswife 10-02-2006 07:00 PM

Because it's a sick sick world and this guy is one of the sickest.

Let's all hug each other and say an extra prayer or two tonight.

texasgirl 10-02-2006 07:07 PM

I most definately will!!There is still 8 kids in critical condition. They will need all the prayers that they can get.

VeraBlue 10-02-2006 07:21 PM

I am sickened by this. Beautiful day off, watching the news in the early afternoon...and I see this.

The world's gone mad. I yearn for understanding yet find none. Families torn apart, horror by the plateful. Babies dying in terror. There is no method to this madness, this is just madness.

The Amish are a people tightly woven in their faith. While they may never find answers, they will surely seek and receive comfort.

Senseless. All I have regarding this are questions and dispair.

middie 10-02-2006 08:46 PM

Sad isn't it ? He's a sick man. Just like Texas pointed out, they are the nicest people I have ever met in my life too. I will be sending many thoughts and prayers out to these families as well as the whole Amish community.

amber 10-02-2006 09:57 PM

I saw this on the news tonight too. I used to live in Pa. not far from the amish community, and it always amazed me how self-sufficient, and peaceful these people were/and are. What a beautiful site to see their horse and buggies, families dressed in black and white, just going about their business.

I suppose this particular man has a problem with children, and particularly girls since he let the boys go and adult men as well. I dont think he has any connection to the amish community, but I suppose more details will come out as time goes by. I hope the 8 people in critical condition survive. Very sad about the young girls he shot and killed. :sad:

kitchenelf 10-02-2006 11:49 PM

...it had nothing to do with the Amish community - apparently he just saw the school and figured it would be an easy target. It's very sad and I hope we are told in more detail what his note said - I am curious as to what this revenge was. Not that it matters - but it's better than not knowing.

It's on the news right now. Again, it is implied they were just an easy target.

I will be holding those families up in prayer tonight.

SizzlininIN 10-03-2006 12:44 AM

???????What happened? I was at work and didn't hear anything. I have been so fascinated with the Amish for many years......I just love their simple life and how they are so tight and take care of one another. My friends think I'm crazy but I don't care.
I'll send prayers up.

Never mind I just read the report............unbelievable.....how terribly sad.

axeldbljumps 10-03-2006 05:54 AM

Amish tradgedy
 
What exactly did happen?:ohmy:

Ishbel 10-03-2006 06:47 AM

Terrible tragedy.

Here's how it has been reported by the Beeb

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/5401478.stm


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