Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Tragedy at Virginia Tech

Yesterday at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, a student went berserk and murdered 32 people.

It was hard at first to grasp the full extent of what had happened. Gradually, as I watched the news on TV, listened to the radio, and read accounts in this morning's Washington Post, I began to realize the horror. (Click here for the Washington Post's coverage.) I feel so sad for the victims and their families and perhaps even sadder for the parents of the killer, a Korean immigrant from Centreville, Virginia. I can't imagine their grief and despair at the knowledge that their son could have committed such a heinous crime, coupled with the pain of losing him (he killed himself).


Jennifer Ho said...

I heard the news when I was on my way to home. The News channel repeated the news and no one could believe it. I could not believe it either. I read the newspaper carefully, "Heamen gained an amazing angel"(The New York Time, A16, 041807)How can image that it is such a big shockFor the vicitims's parent and friends.

Dennis said...

Yes, this tragedy came as a terrible shock to everyone, I think.

I read about the horrible events in the morning newspaper and also saw a lot on the WWW.

I'm very, very sad about those events and am shocked that such senseless violence could happen. My heart goes out to the friends and families of the victims and also to the parents of the troubled young man who killed so many and, later, killed himself.

Dennis in Phoenix