Virginia Tech Massacre

As most of us know, about two weeks ago on April 16, 2007, 32 people were murdered on the campus of Virginia Tech, not including the shooter himself who committed suicide. With 33 total deaths, this was the largest and most devastating school shooting in American history. It has impacted us greatly and has changed America forever.

Although probably no one directly impacted by the massacre will see this, I chose to respect the victims’ families and not to write about this on my other blog to give some time for all to grief. Now that some time has passed, I wanted to share my thoughts on the incident, the media handling of the story, the government’s response, and so on.

Before I do that in my next post though, I want to express my condolences for the families here on my blog by remembering everyone killed on April 16th and send my prayers to the wounded and their families.

The following is directly off the Virginia Tech website. Please visit the site at or follow the V-Tech link in the sidebar under ‘Blogroll’. You can also copy the VT ribbon on the very bottom in the sidebar and place it on your blog, website, MySpace, ect.

In Memorium

V-Tech Logo
Ross Abdallah Alameddine

Christopher James Bishop

Brian Roy Bluhm

Ryan Christopher Clark

Austin Michelle Cloyd

Jocelyne Couture-Nowak

Kevin P. Granata

Matthew Gregory Gwaltney

Caitlin Millar Hammaren

Jeremy Michael Herbstritt

Rachael Elizabeth Hill

Emily Jane Hilscher

Jarrett Lee Lane

Matthew Joseph La Porte

Henry J. Lee

Liviu Librescu

G.V. Loganathan

Partahi Mamora Halomoan Lumbantoruan

Lauren Ashley McCain

Daniel Patrick O’Neil

Juan Ramon Ortiz-Ortiz

Minal Hiralal Panchal

Daniel Alejandro Perez

Erin Nicole Peterson

Michael Steven Pohle, Jr.

Julia Kathleen Pryde

Mary Karen Read

Reema Joseph Samaha

Waleed Mohamed Shaalan

Leslie Geraldine Sherman

Maxine Shelly Turner

Nicole White

VT Memorial

We will continue to invent the future through our blood and tears and through all our sadness…. We will prevail….

— Nikki Giovanni, University Distinguished Professor, poet, activist


2 Responses to “Virginia Tech Massacre”

  1. statesman Says:

    Leave your thoughts and prayers here (not in the other VT post).

  2. Jackie Livingston Says:

    Hi. My name is Jackie Livingston and for school we had to write an event that happened in history and I choose the Virginia Tech event because I thought that everyone should know that the world is very cruel out there and things can happen at anytime of point. I actually didn’t hear about the event till I got to school and everyone was talking about it. I never relized that you can lose someone so fast and so quick that you probably weren’t excepting it and you probably didn’t tell you you love them that day or you were mad at them but deep down inside they knew that you loved them and that you really cared. I showed everybody in our class to tell the people who you love every day because you never know when something like that could happen in an instant.

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