Monday, April 16, 2007

Our kids are being gunned down

The first report we got this morning was one dead and 17 hurt and then all of a sudden 21 are dead. 21 college students. What a terrible tragedy.
What the parents of students at Virginia Tech must be going through.
What has this world come to?
Our kids aren't safe in a college classroom. How can they be safe anywhere?
I wonder about the layout of Virginia Tech. Is it a very big school? Where was this building? Was it easily accessible to the public? Did someone walk in off the street or was it a student?
I don't know about you but I always felt safe when I was in college. Shoot, I felt safe walking the streets in the middle of the night. Now kids -- my kids -- aren't even safe in a classroom.
What can we do about it?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OK - I never ever reply to these types of things but the last two weeks have been very upsetting to me. The VT shooting really shook me as my own son is about to go to college. Then the whole Jim Fillagi thing. Let me start by saying I am NOT an advocate of capital punishment. However, every article I read about this event goes back to how remorseful he's been, how tragic this for him, how potentially painful it may have been. When did our society become one that is SO passive to this level of criminal. He shot a person POINT BLANK. I have been described (and teased by many co-workers) for being a bleeding heart liberal. I TRULY believe that when people show signs of destructive behavior to themselves or others, we as a society should intervene every way we can. We should study the circumstances that contributed and try and prevent tragedy from ocurring. However, once you cross that line, and hurt someone else physically or mentally, there should be a CLEAR price to pay - beginning with NO SYMPATHY for that event. We cannot continue to tolerate attacks on our people in our society and justify them. There is no justification. It has to stop.