Tragedy in Virginia

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Sammie, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. Sammie

    Sammie Well-Known Member

    What an incredible heartbreak. The shooter kills some folks, leaves, the school isn't locked down, he comes back again and finishes up. Somebody's head will probably roll over this one.

    Now who in the world would have dreamed that we'll have to secure all of our higher education institutions, too...

    A 'monumental' tragedy at Virginia Tech
  2. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

    This is just devastating. My brother lives minutes away from the campus, I’m about 4 hours away. Many of my friends have kids in school there. Many of my coworkers have kids or family there.

    I don’t know what else to say.
  3. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    It is so sad, I began watching coverage this am and havent stopped.
    But how far does an institution of any type have to go to protect people? Maybe they didnt have the perfect plan in place, but how could the amish school shootings. Im sure they never thought or wanted to go to the cost of locking down the school. If he was a student, how would anyone know he would go off? I think some things just cant be avoided.
    Sh** like this happens all too much. I dont know the answers and all I can do is keep them in my thoughts and prayers. Im sure once everything is out, it will have affected someone from UPS. Being as how we are such a large employer, especially for college kids.
  4. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    If only there had been some law abiding, gun carrying students or faculty. The outcome might have been very different.

    Carry a gun. Don't leave home without it.
  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

  6. wakyzachy

    wakyzachy I am the IRS for UPS!

    Yea, two of my friends go to VT. I was tough trying to call them because the lines were jamed. Stupid cell phones. Anyway they are fine. Lots of talk about it at work today. It was kinda funny to hear how everybody would of killed this guy if he did not kill him self. I think some of the people at work should see a doctor.
  7. Sammie

    Sammie Well-Known Member

    Or at least if someone had tackled him. But I don't know the circumstances. Also wonder about the outcome if the boys in the Amish schoolhouse would had tackled the perpetrator in that case... But they don't believe in violence.

    It's beyond comprehension. Columbine happened in our neck of the woods. A UPS guy here, his wife was a teacher at Columbine during all that (she's OK)... And now this.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2007
  8. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Too bad guns aren't aloud on campus. Also too bad that campuses all around the country don't have security. Well, they have campus police but they are about as useless as mall security.
  9. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    No need to second guess now, its happened, now its time for us all to say a prayer for the victims, families and all involved.
  10. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Or maybe they should ban handguns...oh yea...its
    America...the right to bear arms...the only times
    that ever happens here(Canada) is from weapons
    smuggled up from down there.
    They should change that "right" and have a gun
    amnesty,and melt them all down to make tanks
    for the next war.
    ...Lets kill the enemy,
    not our fellow Americans.

    I expect I`ll take some flak on this.
    It just seems so preventable,I guess old habits die hard.
  11. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

  12. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    nicely made little video,when she`s old enough she can move there and scare off all the rapists.

    Enough about ethics,this was a travesty, and someone should
    be making a concerted effort to devise a plan that will make sure it wont happen again.
  13. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    I can hear the libs now about the VA Tech shooting - " What did Bush know and when did he know it? " OR " Time to cut & run, bring the students home NOW ! " :sad:
  14. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    You have to be the biggest :censored2: ive ever met. Dont you have any f#$ing class at all? 32 people where murdered and another 28 hurt today and you come here being a jag. No respect for others at all.
  15. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    I don`t recall ever meeting you !!
  16. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Ditto, back at ya.
  17. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Than consider yourself a very lucky, miserable s.o.b!!!!
  18. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    Come to the chatroom!! NOW!!
  19. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    To top it off, today I learned a 4 year old boy was sexually molested and killed on my route this weekend. WTF is this world becoming. At least, the two illegal aliens were caught and are being held on a 12 million dollar bond.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2007
  20. 25yrvet

    25yrvet New Member

    I imagine I'll take some flak for this but.......

    Why can't we put some of the blame for these types of tragadies on:

    recording industry
    video games