I’m very tired as I’ve had a long day of teaching and studying for my 2 exams tomorrow, but I wanted to take a moment to write about what happened at Virginia Tech. University this morning. The details of the event are still slowly being put together, but essentially a man first gunned down students in a dorm, then a few hours later killed upwards of 30 people in an engineering wing of the university before his own death (it is still unknown whether it was at his own hand or through police gunfire).
My heart just goes out to the families of those students who were injured or killed today… I simply cannot imagine such a tragedy occurring, never mind what it would be like to experience it. As a university student myself, hearing reports like this really affects me… and really makes me appreciate my small campus in comparison to the 25000 students that attend Virginia Tech. I’m just flabbergasted trying to figure out what could push a person to that point–to want to cause as much destruction as possible before ending your own life. I just can’t wrap my head around it.
If you’d like to follow the story you can here… details are slowly coming forth, I’m sure there will be more by morning. But to the families of those that were killed… you are in my heart and prayers tonight. I wish I could do more. xo