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Old 04-16-2007, 06:08 PM   #181
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I see things on my TV all the time
if it said there was a domestic dispute killing one block over, I don't know how much I would react.

If it said someone was on a "killing spree" one block over, my reaction would be quite different.

The only reason the first killings are being included in "the spree" is because of what happened two hours later.


If only the second incident occurred first, I believe they would have treated it completely different.
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:10 PM   #182
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I heard about it on the news in UK

My thoughts and prayers go out for all those who have suffered
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:13 PM   #183
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That old saying "hindsight is 20/20" fits. I think most people do what they think is right at the time, and I think that is the case here. The only person who deserves blame is the shooter. Certainly others made errors, but virtually every person in this world is capable of making errors that can result in the death of others. In time the errors made here need to be examined and ways of preventing those errors from being made again need to be made.
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I see things on my TV all the time
if it said there was a domestic dispute killing one block over, I don't know how much I would react.

If it said someone was on a "killing spree" one block over, my reaction would be quite different.
Still, it occured at an isolated rural campus, not a big city. I consider two victims to be a shooting spree in that context. Universities send emails about trivial issues all the time, and the first incident was anything but trivial.
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:14 PM   #185
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i do want to thank everyone who has expressed their condolences.
i know this sounds silly, but it feels really good to know that i have support from you all. this has been a horrible day. the news just seems to get worse.
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:21 PM   #186
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:22 PM   #187
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I'm really sorry Mia
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Brian Williams of NBC has flown to Virginia Tech and will broadcast live from there tonight (in about 3 minutes). That's probably the last news I'll be able to watch for awhile...then I'm going to a meeting on campus where there are counselors and faculty...pretty much a big group hug. s to all.
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Still, it occured at an isolated rural campus, not a big city. I consider two victims to be a shooting spree in that context. Universities send emails about trivial issues all the time, and the first incident was anything but trivial.
Not looking to get into a debate on this subject, but an email would not have done a good job notifying all the students of the situation. How many students would check their email before going off to their 8am or 9am class? Sadly, I don't think that there would've been a way to notify everyone short of having air raid sirens go off.
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:34 PM   #190
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Mia I am sorry to hear of your loss

When I heard about these events earlier while at work, I had a nasty feeling someone here would be personally affected in some way
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Not looking to get into a debate on this subject, but an email would not have done a good job notifying all the students of the situation. How many students would check their email before going off to their 8am or 9am class? Sadly, I don't think that there would've been a way to notify everyone shore of having air raid sirens go off.
no point to debating it

the totality of this is hard to process


but if the shooter had been caught after the first incident

with just two dead
this event would be getting very little attention outside of the local coverage
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the president is coming here
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:53 PM   #193
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I knew that
but I would not post it.

but, you sure can.

Again, I am so sorry that this could not have been just another Monday.
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my student was shot and killed. it has been confirmed from his mother.

i dont know what to do/say
I'm so sorry to hear this Mia.
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:54 PM   #195
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oh boy! lets see him talk some sense out of this one...
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