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Virginia Tech Massacre II

April 30, 2007

Two weeks/ fourteen days/half a month have passed since the Virginia Tech (VT) shootings. Approximately 8 years have gone by since the Columbine High School massacre and barely 6 months since the Amish school shooting in Pennsylvania.

There has been a major school shooting every single year since 1995.

What is going on in America? Why does this keep happening? Why does it seem to get worse and worse every time with every other shooting being tautened as “the most devastating” or as the one with “the highest number of civilians murdered in US history” by the media. Make no mistake about it, the media has their facts right about this – they are the worst, they are record-breaking. Each incident devastates America and calls upon our politicians to make appropriate changes so such massacres never happen again yet they continue on and on.

During Massacre

(Students taking covering during the VTech Massacre)

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Virginia Tech Massacre

April 29, 2007

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 www.vt.edu 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.

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