Virginia Tech

Posted by -edz- on 9:45 PM in , ,
...composed April 19, '07...

I was in the office working with my fm player on when I heard the news regarding the shooting in Virginia Tech campus where a total of 32 people died. I was shocked! I told myself that it's another one of those shootings that occur in US campuses (though this is the first time it ever happened in a college campus). I asked myself how it could have happened? Who did it? Why did he do it? Could it have been prevented? How could this affect the country and its' citizens expecially the youth?

Then I thought of the shootings in Columbine High School years ago and the effects it brought. I cannot anymore wonder the very root of this violent act: whether it be the lax gun control in the country, the intimidating class structure, the media, etc etc. Sadly there are a lot more reasons that caused these violence not just in schools (done by students themselves) but also in our society. It has been a problem with no definite solution. But then are we going to continue to live like this?

As my sister and I were watching the news last night we saw that in a school here in las vegas a student brought in a gun to campus which alarmed a lot of students, parents, and faculty members. She then confessed her fear of going to school here in the States and her longing of going back home to the Philippines. I may had hidden my emotions under a fascade when I told her to just pray, to always be careful, and to choose her peers. But I knew inside my heart I was also a bit scared not just for her but for all of us.

Because I knew this violence will never stop - as much as I prayed it would end. It's an ongoing problem that people are too occupied to give time to mend. I mourn with the families of the victims. I feel their lost of such gifted people who are supposed to be the hope of the nation, of the world.
During these times all we can do is use our greatest weapon - PRAYERS. All we can do is pray and have faith on our so called leaders and on GOD.


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