We were on vacation in Maryland when the news broke from Virginia Tech. What a sad and tragic story. Our hearts and our prayers go out to the families of the victims and to all the students of VT.
All tragedies have a lasting impact on the way we live. No doubt, there will be many changes, in terms of campus security, as a result of this tragedy as well. I like the text messaging systems, such as e2campus.com, that have been in the news this week (BTW, our local campus, Penn State, is listed as one of the schools already using this text messaging system). I also think surveillance cameras will become much more standard equipment on college campuses. And I’m sure there will be many other recommendations as well after the review committees have completed their work.
In the midst of this tragedy there have been many heart-warming stories, stories about the students and professors who lost their lives this week at VT. May God restore hope and bring healing to the families and friends of the victims of this tragedy!