Prayers to our VT posters

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  1. Pima

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    I personally know 2 posters here besides Bullet and I who attend VT.

    Nic4060 (AFROTC 2012)
    VAMom (AFROTC 2016)

    Our DD, not ROTC, 2014.

    My hopes, wishes and thoughts are with you.

    Condolences to the officer and the unknown victim's family.
     
  2. NorwichDad

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    And from my family also
     
  3. tripleplay

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    I am a regular lurker.

    I have two sons who are freshmen at Va tech. (triplet sister went elsewere)

    One is in the Corps of Cadets, NROTC. The other is living the life of a regular college student. They both are locked in their dorms. The one in the Corps has to stay in his room. They are suppose to be studying for finals which is kind of hard to do with the tension on campus.

    Yes, let keep the victim's families in our prayers.
     
  4. Pima

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    We are standby right now. Our last text was our DD has SWAT escorting them out. 3:30 p.m.

    She was in Torgersen Hall when this occurred..

    Waiting with baited breath. Her phone is on it's last bar. She is shutting it down to reserve the battery.

    1 hr from her last text,

    Baking, cooking, doing everything to believe that silence is golden.
     
  5. engineer

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    Junior daughter is safe in her apartment...many wild rumors of multiple shooters and more gunshots have been dispelled by university official (thank goodness)! Prayers for the families of the deceased, the VT Police, the Hokie Nation, and the Blacksburg community. Another tragic event in an incredibly awesome community.
     
  6. hokiesfan

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    Son is the Corps, he was safely locked down in his dorm. Have to say, I'm impressed with how VT and especially the Corps handled things this afternoon.
     
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    All of our thoughts are with the VT students and their families right now. Thanks for the updates, Pima. God Bless everyone.
     
  8. 49er

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    Just a note…..our son has considered VT and entering the VTCCC next year. Having visited a couple of times, we as a family have been very impressed with VT as a school and their Corps of Cadets. Everyone at VT has been so helpful even though they know VT is currently my son’s number two choice. As someone that carries a gun and a badge for a living I am very saddened by today’s events. However, I am glad to hear the kids are safe. Our family is certainly lifting up the VT family in prayer.
     
  9. kinnem

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    Glad to hear everyone's DD/DS is safe. It seems like the second/unknown victim was the shooter. Not clear if it was a suicide or was brought down by someone else at this point.
     
  10. live4ever

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    Giving thanks to go God for the safety of everyone's sons and daughters. Let this never happen again at VT. (it is beginning to feel like a reccuring nightmare) Hope you all get to hug your kids real tight as soon as possible!
     
  11. bjkuds

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    The "Officer Down Memorial " page listed the victim patrolman as being shot in the head while sitting in his patrol car while on a simple traffic stop. He was approached from the side or from behind by an individual not involved in the stop. The suspect then killed himself 45 minutes later in a parking lot on campus I believe. The officer was 39 years old and leaves a wife and 5 children. My prayers are with the family of Officer Deriek Crouse.
     
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  13. Pima

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    We received this letter in our inbox this morning as a parent of a Hokie 14.

    For parents that have fears about sending your child there because this was the 2nd shooting, don't be afraid. I have a DD there and this morning, after she was escorted out of the buildings last night, she is even more determined to remain a Hokie.

    Bullet and I have our 3rd child going through the college application process right now, and have done multiple campus visits. I will say that because VT on their tours highlight their security implemented after the 2007 shootings IMPO is much safer and tighter than the other campuses. I paid attention to that, and at VT every few hundred feet they have emergency response poles. They have police all over the campus be it on bikes or in cars.

    Their key card access to dorms are one of the best. Not only do you need it to get in the building, but to make elevators work.
     
  14. NorwichDad

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    I agree with PIMA, My sister went to VT. It is an outstanding school with really wonderful people. Bad things can happen anywhere at anytime. Do not let this tradgedy affect any choices you make. My memory of the school when my sister went there was the great friendliness of the people on and around campus. It was dramtically different from the NY metro area where I grew up. She also leveraged her education to a very successful career.

    My family and I send our condolences to the family of the slain police officer and veteran.
     

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