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Massacre on Virginia Tech Campus

Post by Tiff » Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:30 pm

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,266374,00.html

That's...horrible. Thirty-two dead, and they're saying it's the biggest/worst massacre done by a single shooter in a single place in U.S. History.

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Post by SeiUsa » Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:39 pm

That is awful. I'm just....at loss for words. How can someone be so fucked up in the head like that? Good God. I'll come back later with more to say...I can't even think of anything else right now.
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Post by kingofgames » Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:09 pm

ITs sad
School was the last "safe" place in this country, and now, theres no safe place
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Post by Tempest » Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:28 pm

Schools have been gradually becoming less safe for good students as well as teachers. This makes me so very sad. It's just ... insane.
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Post by Jeff » Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:30 pm

Horrible, tragic day. So many people grieving right now.

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Post by Tiff » Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:31 pm

Tempest wrote:Schools have been gradually becoming less safe for good students as well as teachers. This makes me so very sad. It's just ... insane.
It's utterly frightening both if you have a child in school or if you're teaching in a school.

But hell...HOMES aren't even safe anymore. Why should we expect schools to be any different -_-

Somebody's always trying to hurt or kill someone else, and it's an aspect of human nature that I hate.

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Post by Gamer8585 » Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:50 pm

Yeah, its defiantly a sad pattern.

Personally, I think its a reflection of: a decline of comity throughout the greater society, the increased alienation of youth from positive authority figures, and the idolization of hyper-masculinity of males in pop culture. Or, it could be just a few nuts that snapped, got a firearm, and had a field day.

Well, I just hope a way is found to stop these people before another attack occurs.
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Post by Tiff » Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:59 pm

Gamer8585 wrote:Yeah, its defiantly a sad pattern.

Personally, I think its a reflection of: a decline of comity throughout the greater society
I'm inclined toa gree with that. The world is so much less civil, polite, and respectful. People treat eachother like dirt, and it's considered 'okay'.

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Post by Lightweight » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:25 pm

Man, this is horrible. I can't even begin to phantom what went through the guy's mind as he did these atrocities.

The worst part is when people try to benefit from other's tragedy. Take Florida Lawyer Jack Thompson, who jumped the gun and tried to blame videogames for this event. This is being well-discussed on other boards like in GameFAQs, and I'm not gonna go too into it (as to not stray too far off-topic), but it's just sad to take advantage of this to push someone's agenda.

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2: The campus security utterly blows. Stories tell that the first shooting at 7am was a diversion to leave a false trail of evidence while he quickly went to the other side of campus to carry out the "main" shooting. Campus dean is in trouble now; they didn't act quickly on alerting all the students.

I can't even understand this. HOW can someone NOT be alerted that something big could happen out of that? I would sound the Air Raid alarm if I had to because of this.
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Post by Gamer8585 » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:32 pm

Lightweight wrote:Man, this is horrible. I can't even begin to phantom what went through the guy's mind as he did these atrocities.

The worst part is when people try to benefit from other's tragedy. Take Florida Lawyer Jack Thompson, who jumped the gun and tried to blame videogames for this event. This is being well-discussed on other boards like in GameFAQs, and I'm not gonna go too into it (as to not stray too far off-topic), but it's just sad to take advantage of this to push someone's agenda.
WHAT! That asshat Thompson has finally gone too far. Seriously his position is already a bad one, logically speaking: He wants to piss off a large segment of the population he believes have been turned into homicidal lunatics. (despite the fact that home console penitration has been negatively correlated with crime for the last ~20 years).

But to usurp a tragedy like this, and manipulate people for an illogical, rights trampling, agenda....kinda makes me wanna go Counter-Strike on the prick.
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Post by Senshi_of_Vision » Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:42 pm

This truly is a sad day for anyone affected and for this country in whole. The worst part is this is not the first time some extremely disturbed person has done something like this and it makes me scared to think that it can happen again.


To blame video games is ridiculous in my opinion to, im sorry but for the small percentage of people who do play the game and have a problem distorting reality. There are plenty of us who play and understand that taking a life is wrong and using weapons have consequences so that male is nothing but an idiot and probably trying to push a political agenda.

This world can be so frightening I wish this was just a limited thing but stuff like this goes on all around the world, schools shot up innocent lives lost. All I can do is send a heart felt condolence to those who lost loved ones and pray for a day where tragedies like this do not exist.
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Post by DuoTheShinigami02 » Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:48 pm

My dad told me about this, and I was shocked.

Thirty-some people by one gunman?

This is horrible.
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Post by peachvampiress » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:05 pm

I've been at school all day, but one of my teachers told me about it not even two hours ago. She said the death toll was 22.

Have they found a motive yet?
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Post by MarioKnight » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:09 pm

Ugh, don't even get me started on jack Thompson, Hilary Clinton, and select others who will use this to fuel whatever agendas they have. I'll save that for a different thread sometime in the future.

This event is a great tragedy, and my condolences go out to all the families and friends of the victims. It's a very sad day today.
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Post by Tiff » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:16 pm

peachvampiress wrote:I've been at school all day, but one of my teachers told me about it not even two hours ago. She said the death toll was 22.

Have they found a motive yet?
32, including the killer, actually.

And so far, no.

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Post by the*blue*girl » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:30 pm

wow, 32 (or actually, 33) people dead... it's just a horrible tradgedy. just awful. i have to say though, i'm not entirely shocked. these days, this kind of thing is getting more popular. still, 33 is a LOT of people.

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Post by Kohdok » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:20 pm

MarioKnight wrote:Ugh, don't even get me started on jack Thompson, Hilary Clinton, and select others who will use this to fuel whatever agendas they have.
Don't forget Charlton Heston...

When I first heard that a shooting had occurred in a Virginia College, I was worried because my older sister is in a college in Virginia. Fortunately, she does not go to Tech, but I'm sure the ordeal has shaken the confidence of people in her college, as well.

Most will say "A terrible tragedy that didn't have to happen". The simple and sad truth is: It has happened, and we need to figure out what the hell is wrong in this country that would provoke something like this.

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Post by Senshi_of_Vision » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:30 pm

unfortunately this type of situation is becoming more and more common place and its sad.

A couple of months back a man for no reason but he had emotional issues opened fire on the downtown district in the small town im at. He shot people coming out of the court house and other buisnesses. Its a wonder why I dont like leaving my house much its just amazing how the mind works.

The things that make me most afraid is A. people with mental illnesses will once again be looked at as lepers because of truly sick individuals like this who probably didnt get enough help or didnt bother trying. And it can be hard at times there are resources out their for people who are emotionally disturbed but without support from close family or friends they will not go and get it thus resulting in situations like this.

B. That this is becoming so norm that there wont be a time anyone remembers when a school shooting or bombing or some random act of terror didnt happen on a regular basis. I truly think back to highschool when my history teacher taught us about Lebanon and Isreal, now we are getting a taste of what those countries face on a daily basis and its truly distrubing.


Another thing that bothers me is the media covering this, me and my mom lost count on how many people flashed up news briefs only to say nothing at all or add nothing new or say they didnt have any information at the time...all I see alot of these news stations are ratings whores and the lot of them bug the heck out of me.
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Post by Neon Heart » Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:46 pm

I realyl don't know what to say. This is just horrible, innocent people at the campus being killed for no reason. Was the shooter a member of the university?

It's really sick, how it seems violence is making an increase in this world.

Rest in Peace, victims... I think peace is something they really need.
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