Virginia Tech Shooting

I’m sure a ton of the coverage from the traditional media covering the Virginia Tech shootings in the coming days/weeks will be along the lines of “Could we have stopped this tragedy?” or “Did we see this coming?” or “Culture of Columbine” or some such nonsense.

From a more Atlanta-centric perspective, we have our own research/technical institution in-town and a news organization who will no doubt interview students about parallels.

For my part, I think I speak for all the writers and readers of this blog that our heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers are with those whose lives were taken and their families and friends. God forbid something like this should happen here.

Also, I had the pleasure of meeting a good number of Virginia Tech alumni and fans who were in town for the Peach Bowl this past December. Great, knowledgeable, fun folks. We’re thinking of you tonight.

More coverage/discussion on the DC Metroblog.

4 Comments so far

  1. dejan (unregistered) on April 16th, 2007 @ 6:03 pm

    what a tragedy!!
    no words to say….maybe only a diagnose told by Michael More – USA have a cancer!!!


  2. rai (unregistered) on April 17th, 2007 @ 6:49 pm

    maybe if they made a law inhibiting to show the id of these insane shooters in the media it will take away the incentive of fame and glorification a suicidal person might have to take his guns into a public place instead of just shooting himself in his own bedroom.its spreading like an epidemic and i am afraid that more crazed young people who are having psychological problems will try to go down this road in the future.


  3. Virginia Tech student (unregistered) on April 18th, 2007 @ 1:25 am

    Yeah we’re all really shocked by the recent shootings at Virginia Tech. We don’t know if the immediate response by the administration was sufficient to contain the threat, and it’s unclear what exactly motivated the killer. Now all we can do is mourn for the victims…


  4. Virginia Tech student (unregistered) on April 18th, 2007 @ 1:26 am

    Yeah we’re all really shocked by the recent shootings at Virginia Tech. We don’t know if the immediate response by the administration was sufficient to contain the threat, and it’s unclear what exactly motivated the killer. Now all we can do is mourn for the victims…



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