It was a tragic day for everyone the day of the shootings on Virginia Tech. I remember coming home and being told that something was going on at Tech. I got worried because I knew so many people who were going there. I had been the campus a number of times because of track and when they were showing the locations of where the shooting took place I recognized it and almost felt as if I was there. I did not know anyone that was hurt or killed but many of them had lived in the area I grew up in. It was a very emotional day and I did not know what to think. I was hardly able to keep my eyes off of the TV and hearing that the death toll was going up I had to stop. I will admit I was afraid that someone I knew would come up but fortunately they did not. I felt for all the families and friends of the victims and even I find it hard to forgive the shooter but I know that we are all strong and will be able to. My heart and prayers go out to the VT community.
Jenni Scolese, “VT,” The April 16 Archive, accessed January 23, 2022, http://april16archive.org/items/show/45.