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ambulances April 16 2007 -B.jpg
The scene really told the story of what we were feeling at that moment, a blend of knowing something really bad had happened and that people we knew were going to be put into those ambulances but not knowing who they are....anticipation, fear,…

After I got the email about the first shooting, I came to campus to get in to the radio station. I was walking by the power plant and saw 15-20 ambulances behind McBryde/Norris. I had no idea about the second shooting at this point, but the timing…

Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 09:26:24 -0400
To: Multiple recipients
Subject: Shooting on campus.

A shooting incident occurred at West Amber Johnston earlier this morning. Police are on the scene and are investigating.


Published: Monday, April 16, 2007 10:42 PM CDT

BLACKSBURG, VA. | Sara Marchese was studying alone in her dorm room lounge when the quiet Monday morning was shattered by an announcement over the Virginia…

Here I am only going to share the events of my day on April 16, 2007. It feels better tell the story, it's seems more real, more raw, but that also means that it's something that I can accept as tangible and can move on from.


This is the back of the academic buildings after the press conference. I counted well over 20 ambulances on the walk back to the radio station.

Being in student media, three representatives went to the first press conference to find out what was going on. At this point we thought it was still only one shooting. Larry Hinkler saying that there were over 20 fatalities was by and large the…

Tragedy enters our world
so much when it is least expected
How do we endure
The heartache after the catastrophe has occurred
We cling to our loved ones
If we are the blessed ones to survive
Yet we still are questioning
And are seeking to…

Originally posted April 16, 2007, 9:03 PM on

The day started normal enough - slogged to campus and got to my office around 8:15 AM, and spent the next hour and a half prepping for…
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