Monday, April 16, 2007

Virginia Tech Death Toll Rising: Rampage Preceeded By Anonymous Threats

This story breaks my heart and reminds me why I spend so much time speaking out against violence.

ABC News has confirmed that there were two separate bomb threats last week at Virginia Tech that targeted engineering buildings. The first was directed at Torgersen Hall, a classroom and laboratory building, while the second was directed at multiple engineering buildings. Students and staff were evacuated, and the university had offered a $5,000 reward for information into the threats.
In some cases threats never turn into reality, but all threats must be taken seriously and those who make threats of violence must be classified as criminal. We cannot afford to shrug off threats or view those who make violent threats as harmless.

At least 29 people are dead in what may be the biggest mass shooting in American history — and the death toll may rise. At least 17 injured students were admitted to local hospitals.
This violence is horrific and even one murder is one too many. My heart will be with all the survivors and all those impacted by this crime in any way.
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posted by Marcella Chester @ 1:30 PM   2 comments links to this post

2 Comments:

At April 16, 2007 7:14 PM, Blogger Holly said...

It is truly a horrible, seeing the news in Canada and United States. I personally feel for everyone at Virginia Tech, who have lost a loved one, know someone who is injured. It is a sad day for everyone impacted as you said in the post Marcella, "This violence is horrific and even one murder is one too many. My heart will be with all the survivors and all those impacted by this crime in any way." Take care Marcella, excellent post.

 
At April 16, 2007 10:44 PM, Blogger Layla (aka Barbara) said...

I am speechless at this tragedy. You are right - even one death would have been too many.

 

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