Apr 16, 2007

At least 33 dead in rampage at Virginia college

15 other at Virginia Tech wounded in worst mass shooting in U.S. history

BLACKSBURG, Va. -Thirty-three people, including the gunman, were killed at a Virginia university Monday in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. At least 15 other people were injured, some of them as they leapt to safety from the fourth floor of a classroom building.

The shootings, which took place in two locations on campus, came just four days before the eighth anniversary of the Columbine High School bloodbath near Littleton, Colo. They created panic and confusion at the college, where students and employees angrily asked why the first e-mail warning did not go out to them until the gunman had struck a second time.
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I swear this whole damn world is going crazy! My heart is just broken for these kids and their families.
I can't help wondering if the talk lately about the upcoming "anniversary" of the Columbine shootings didn't somehow contribute to this tragedy.

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