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152 Responses to Mass Shooting at Northern Illinois University

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2008 at 4:37 pm
    Link: Mass Shooting at Northern Illinois University - A gunman burst into a lecture hall this afternoon and opened fire, wounding at least 17 and then killing himself.
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    xScalawag Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 4:42 pm
    =[
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    astridhaze Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 4:42 pm
    I`m from Chicago, so I know a lot of people who went/go/teach there...

    a friend`s cousin was in the room. Pretty scary.

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    T3h-Wraith Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2008 at 4:43 pm
    This wouldn`t have ever happened if the guy just got a hug.
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    eugenius Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2008 at 4:43 pm
    awful. and sorry to hear that, astrid.
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    Kay62442 Female 13-17
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    February 14, 2008 at 4:44 pm
    HOLY CRAP NOT ANOTHER SHOOTING!!!
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    eugenius Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2008 at 4:44 pm
    T3h-Wraith: now that you bring it up, i wonder if it was one of those "scorned boyfriend" things because of valentine`s day. tragic things like this have happened due to a lot less.
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    TigerSword Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2008 at 4:45 pm
    Definitely Valentines day related.
  9. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2008 at 4:46 pm
    Update: CNN says 5, including gunman, are dead. Sad.
  10. Profile photo of Kay62442
    Kay62442 Female 13-17
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    February 14, 2008 at 4:46 pm
    Agree with TigerSword...most likely cause he was lonely...
  11. Profile photo of T3h-Wraith
    T3h-Wraith Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2008 at 4:47 pm
    That would be my assumption, He was either "lonely" or got left by his girl, Or something like that, And decided it was the university`s fault.
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    BikerTeen Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2008 at 4:58 pm
    wow that is kinda sad
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    MagicMoose Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2008 at 5:00 pm
    ^^kinda?
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 5:03 pm
    BBC headline on the website: "5 dead in US College Shooting", then "gunman killed 4 people before turning gun on himself", then later "hospital reported no fatalities on their website". So did people die or what?
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    scar104 Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2008 at 5:03 pm
    Stuff like this just shouldn`t happen. I mean, sometimes, people just need to give each other a hug, and ask how it`s going...
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    basketkase Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 5:03 pm
    i want to go there to play football

    crazy poo

  17. Profile photo of zoinks
    zoinks Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2008 at 5:04 pm
    nice to know humanitys live and well :(
  18. Profile photo of m-mac
    m-mac Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 5:05 pm
    i don`t know, but it seems unlikely that a guy who is willing to do something as screwed up as that would have a girlfriend to morn over in the first place, probably wasnt very good with girls, but seeing that it was on valentines day, hes probably looking for recognition.....I blame rap music and 50 cent for wanting to call his album "the valentine`s day massacre" at first rather than just "the massacre" =)
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    masterbob Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2008 at 5:06 pm
    wow rly sad THATS WHY U TREAT PEOPLE NICELY...DURR, but besides that i would like to know how many ppl actually died and why the gunman did it.
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    Jujubean3333 Female 13-17
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    February 14, 2008 at 5:17 pm
    150-200 ppl is a huge ass geography class....

    ges

    but anyway, thats scary, i hate when school shootings happen even if they`re far away, it still scares me..

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    imnotfamous Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2008 at 5:21 pm
    woow, virginia tech all over again :[
  22. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 5:22 pm
    Yeah, im not going to college.
    And m-mac, your kidding right? Its hard to tell sarcasm over the internet.
  23. Profile photo of Crystal949
    Crystal949 Female 13-17
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    February 14, 2008 at 5:23 pm
    ... *sigh* yet another shooting. how terrible. shooting like these scare me
  24. Profile photo of Sunne
    Sunne Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 5:26 pm
    This is absolutely terrifying. I graduated from this school a little over a year ago. I still have friends who go there and I know a lot of the professors. And there is no clear set motive that is known. However, last December graffiti was found in a bathroom stall in of the residence halls that spoke of this happening.
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    darkevilsin Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2008 at 5:30 pm
    omg that is scary, another shooting... *sniffle*
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    swtdreams285 Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 5:31 pm
    Wow, it`s like a Valentine Day massacre. What is this world coming to? !_!
  27. Profile photo of Pikaro
    Pikaro Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 5:45 pm
    I was in the building next door leaving class when it happened. There was a student lying on the floor bleeding and a bunch of us crowded around applying first aid. This is the scariest thing I`ve ever seen. You see sad stories and like this all the time on the news, but to have it happening a few hundred feet from you scares you more than you can imagine.

    Also, it`s been confirmed four are dead from the shooting, and the shooter was not a student.

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    Sunne Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 5:55 pm
    Pikaro, I can`t even imagine what that was like, but I`m glad you`re ok.
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    dilldog123 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 6:07 pm
    ^stfu! dont talk about killing people the way you would for a video game!
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    RehtaeH Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 6:08 pm
    holy geez, that is really scary...
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    Saturnia107 Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 6:20 pm
    Blackpuma, in SOME states it is legal to carry weapons, but definitely not the type he was carrying. In Illinois it is not legal. This is a horrible tragedy and could have happened anywhere.
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    jvcc Female 13-17
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    February 14, 2008 at 6:21 pm
    There are now six confirmed dead. =(
  33. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 6:23 pm
    You know all those times people make fun of kids who have no lives, or are different?

    Apathy and a sadist attitude are probably variables.

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    Sunne Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 6:24 pm
    And even if it were legal, Blackpuma, that doesn`t excuse what happened today. It doesn`t justify it, and it isn`t an open invitation for things like this to happen.
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    DicWhole Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 6:25 pm
    Well this is sad really...What is this world coming to? I bet Jack Thompson is going to find a way to use this info to try and stop GTA 4 from being released. My heart goes out to the family`s and friends.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 6:26 pm
    As a side note, Blackpuma, while you make snide remarks about one country, don`t forget that you are also representing your own with the same breath.
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    FloridaSnow Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 6:41 pm
    Vtech just kicked in
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    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 6:43 pm
    I`ve lived in Montgomery County, Virginia for all of my life; so my condolences really go out to the entire community. This is really just awful... :-/
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    sailorseira Female 13-17
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    February 14, 2008 at 6:53 pm
    my sister goes to this school...luckily she my dad picked her up in time and she took a different bus...It was like she knew it was going to happen!
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    chevylover54 Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2008 at 6:54 pm
    I work in DeKalb where this happened. The is a sad moment for the town of course. It will be interesting to find out if the writing that was on the wall is linked to this. Hopefully the quick response of the medical people helped save some of the students. It took only about 2 mins. from the time of the shooting till the sirens of the ambulances could be heard according to what I have heard from people there.
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    boredfjord Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2008 at 6:56 pm
    Hm... I wonder how he got that gun? Given our incredibly strict gun control laws, he shouldn`t have been able to. Fortunately, a good old-fashioned god-fearing republican managed to save the day because he was practicing his second amendment rights at the time.
  42. Profile photo of Charizzo
    Charizzo Male 18-29
    668 posts
    February 14, 2008 at 7:01 pm
    Way to go Singles-Awareness Day. See what you cause? For me, I didn`t do anything today. My girlfriend was disappointed, but she`ll get over it. I`m making it up for her tomorrow.
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    Sandy312 Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 7:02 pm
    another shooting?! Thats so terrible. If I lived in the US I just wouldn`t go to uni...
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    hyeonkim0805 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 7:13 pm
    I hate the whole "if i`m going down, ur going down with me" mentality...
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    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 7:13 pm
    "
    "As cold hearted as I am, I`m not surprised it`s America, so what`s the "high score" so far? Cho? Cmon guys, tighten your security a little. Oh wait, you have that law allowing people to wander around with guns, my bad!"

    Yes, because the amount of security can directly contribute to how fast a bullet can fly and how badly it can hurt you. You think he did this ONLY because there`s a law that let you carry around guns? That`s like saying people steal things because it`s legal to go into stores.

    Shut up, for the sake of mankind.

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    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 7:14 pm
    "
    my sister goes to this school...luckily she my dad picked her up in time and she took a different bus...It was like she knew it was going to happen!"

    CONSPIRACY, ARREST HER NOW.

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    littleman13 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 7:14 pm
    i was waiting for him to say that he saved a bunch of money on his car insurance
  48. Profile photo of LBlues
    LBlues Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 7:30 pm
    what is I-am-bored? The fuggin news?
  49. Profile photo of Burton_Ian
    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 7:38 pm
    ha well blues, this is relevant information so....
  50. Profile photo of Charizzo
    Charizzo Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 7:38 pm
    Why are you complaining? I like to be informed of current events; especially on a site that i visit daily.
  51. Profile photo of Charizzo
    Charizzo Male 18-29
    668 posts
    February 14, 2008 at 7:41 pm
    OMG BURTON. You have the exact same birthday as me. FTW
  52. Profile photo of Standards
    Standards Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 7:51 pm
    Pikaro, We here at I-A-B are at complete sympathy for you and anyone you may have known involved in this incident. Could you give any information of what happened from your stand-point? America is turning into a dystopia, I must say. I feel sort of bad living on the eastern coast that I hadn`t heard about this until now..
    Ah, Blues, that`s why there`s a category button. If you didn`t want the news, then don`t click it.

    Once again, our hearts our with you Pikaro (no pun intended)
    RIP to those who died.

  53. Profile photo of ihateniu
    ihateniu Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 8:06 pm
    Now I have to change my screen name.

    But seriously. I graduated from NIU in 2006. And I still know people there (from what I know they are all ok). I had many classes in that building. And I hate that now when I tell anyone I went to NIU they will think of this.

  54. Profile photo of hehehenerd
    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2008 at 8:14 pm
    its times like these that im glad my school is nice
  55. Profile photo of Charizzo
    Charizzo Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 8:16 pm
    nerd, whats goin on kid. long time no talk
  56. Profile photo of Pikaro
    Pikaro Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 8:22 pm
    In response to Standards question on the situation here, the entire university has been on lockdown, and many services are closed until at least Monday. We have confirmed that the shooter was a graduate student in sociology here back in spring `07. 22 people were shot, and five (plus the gunman) are dead (four female, one male, and the male shooter).

    We are all praying for the families here and thank those who are sending their hopes and prayers our way.

  57. Profile photo of firetiger16
    firetiger16 Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 8:42 pm
    Wow that really sucks...
  58. Profile photo of Piroteknix
    Piroteknix Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 8:50 pm
    You`re all victims of the times. Six people dead in America is a huge deal while six civilians are killed in the middle east easy every day, not to mention the starving and destitute in Africa and underdeveloped countries and all around the world. The news coverage on school shootings ticks me off because everyone in America sheds a tear for five well-off American student dead (I guess I`m making the assumption that they`re not poor based on the fact that they were in college, and people who can afford college are at least above the poverty line, even with loans), but no one cares, or even SUPPORT the war on terror, which has already taken its toll of ~80,000 civilian lives. Since March 2003 (4 years, 11 months), that`s 16270 deaths a year, or ~45 deaths a day. We could have a Virginia Tech and a third happen every day and we still wouldn`t have that many deaths every day. Of course the way Iraqi civilians die are just as horrible, if not more, than school shootings.
  59. Profile photo of Pikaro
    Pikaro Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 8:58 pm
    Piroteknix: You obviously don`t understand the difference at all. The Middle Eastern conflict you compare to this is military action against terrorism, and many of those casualties you mention are also deaths caused by terrorism.

    That`s VERY different from a civilian (not a terrorist) attacking a university.

    There is a lot of death in the Middle East, but the premise behind it is completely different. Please get your facts straight before you make rude comments.

  60. Profile photo of gorgokid333
    gorgokid333 Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2008 at 9:01 pm
    I hate living in illinois SOOO much.
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    JazzyPiano Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 9:07 pm
    Just saw this in the news a little while ago. My sympathy goes out to all. There are some terrible, sick-minded people in this world.
  62. Profile photo of quick_sand8
    quick_sand8 Female 40-49
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    February 14, 2008 at 9:20 pm
    Very sad and disturbing. Can`t begin to imagine what the family members are going through. Very sad.
    Thoughts and prayers from Tennessee to you all....
  63. Profile photo of Standards
    Standards Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 9:20 pm
    That`s so upsetting Pikaro... Stay strong, man. I really don`t want to say that the gunman was wrong in doing it, though my thoughts are in that area. Perspective, maybe, but I really don`t want to be the judging person. 22 people shot.... wow... Much regards from everyone here.

    As for Piroteknix, your thesis is that we should support the war on terror "but no one cares, or even SUPPORT the war on terror" yet why should we support something that has claimed lives? Also going along with Pikaro, there`s a major difference in those standpoints. If you want a comment space focusing on the middle east, post something about that. But for this, right now, it`s all about NIU.

  64. Profile photo of Standards
    Standards Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 9:23 pm
    "A virginia tech and a third"
    ....I`d call that a temperary suspension on I-A-B.. That`s deep. I`m sorry, that just crosses the line.
    Not a good time for 150th post, I must say..
  65. Profile photo of PandaLoMein
    PandaLoMein Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 9:29 pm
    I graduated with a sociology degree. At that time, I heard a stupid academic joke, "Psychology majors can`t get along with themselves, Sociology majors can`t get along with anybody." I was just thinking about that when I was reading these posts and saw the news.

    My major was all about trying to find the social causes of stuff like this, and it`s still a mystery. We obviously need to work as a society to figure these things out.

    WHAT CAUSES SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO HAPPEN!? It`s all so senseless. Absolute terrible. My condolences to everyone involved. I can`t imagine what being involved in a tragedy like this is like.

  66. Profile photo of Piroteknix
    Piroteknix Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 9:33 pm
    I got my facts from iraqbodycount.com Not all the deaths in the middle east are reported so 80000 is the low end of the spectrum. IBC counts "the violent civilian deaths that have resulted from the 2003 military intervention in Iraq. includes deaths caused by US-led coalition forces and paramilitary or criminal attacks by others." Even with an unbelievably high margin of error of 25%, it`s still 33 people a day. It doesn`t matter what caused the deaths either. A "civilian attacking a university" and a suicide bomber attacking women and children in the streets aren`t different. They`re both humans taking human lives. It doesn`t matter who kills. Are you saying that the lives of six American students are more valuable than the lives of 33-45 Iraqi civilians? What`s the difference between a terrorist and a civilian anyway? At what point does a civilian stop being a civilian and becomes a terrorist? With the possession of a gun? A bomb? Or when the motives of kil
  67. Profile photo of Piroteknix
    Piroteknix Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 9:38 pm
    Standards: When did I EVER, EVER, and again, EVER say that we should support the war on terror. I`m against war of any kind, let alone the war on terror. And the "Virginia Tech and a third" comment was to show you how many CIVILIAN lives are lost every day in Iraq. Apparently my point didn`t get through, because you`re still offended at any mention of one incident of 33 Americans killed, but if I said "the Iraqi civilians killed on February 13th, 2008," you wouldn`t care, would you? You have just furthered my point.
  68. Profile photo of Piroteknix
    Piroteknix Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 9:47 pm
    Ok, I can see how you were confused by my comment. I meant "no one cares (on the contrary, they SUPPORT it) about the war on terror and its casualties"
  69. Profile photo of headwound
    headwound Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2008 at 9:51 pm
    well I see 2008 is shaping up to be promising...
  70. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 9:54 pm
    Anyone attacking American gun policy please realize that if someone is willing to shoot 22 strangers, they will be more than willing to get a hold of a gun no matter what. You can outlaw guns, they will still get them. Its that simple.

    There are so many variables in these situations. Police aren`t fast enough, but is allowing concealed carry on campuses the correct thing to do? America needs to start having a lot of open forums to try and resolve this issue. Because currently, this isn`t working.

    I go to Penn State, University Park. A branch campus, PSU Harrisburg, recently had a student convicted because on his myspace he was threatening to make VA Tech look like child`s play on a PSU campus. This is everywhere and its a real problem.

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    xxminglexx Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 10:02 pm
    I live in Dekalb. I`ve christened it the Devil Town after a Bright Eyes song. First, a monster truck hits 12 people. Then, a huge flood comes through. Now this. I was drating scared as poo for my friend who wasn`t answering his cell phone, and we didn`t know he was okay until he showed up at our church.
  72. Profile photo of nakoninja
    nakoninja Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 10:09 pm
    o god... o god... im totally freaking out over this. i have a few friends that go there. i can get in contact to any of thm... o god i hope they ar ok.........
  73. Profile photo of xxminglexx
    xxminglexx Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 10:18 pm
    Just try calling their family members if you can, they usually get first contact.
  74. Profile photo of rollingwit24
    rollingwit24 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 10:24 pm
    This is exactly why we shouldn`t let Muslims into college. And nakoninja, suck it up you #ussy.
  75. Profile photo of PandaLoMein
    PandaLoMein Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 10:29 pm
    My sister is going to university now, I would be devastated if something like this happened in the school she is in.

    Piroteknix. . .

    1) Please. Stop. It`s at times like this where you need to be a little sensitive to what`s going on. This post is about NIU.

    2) Unfortunately for mankind, you kind of have a point. Joseph Stalin said it, "A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths are a statistic." Is that right? No. Is it a part of human nature? Yes.

    3) See part #1.

  76. Profile photo of PandaLoMein
    PandaLoMein Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 10:32 pm
    I just posted, but I`ll say it first.

    You are an a.ss, rolling"wit". It`s people like you that probably weren`t allowed into college in the first place.

  77. Profile photo of xxminglexx
    xxminglexx Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 10:35 pm
    rollingwit24.... should be banned.
    Seriously, we`re talking about people who are actually dead here and you`re using it to bash on muslims, which has absolutely nothing to do with this. Shut up.
  78. Profile photo of rollingwit24
    rollingwit24 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 10:37 pm
    ha ha welcome to the internet make me stop ill just make new account with different IP. and i am sorry about the shooting but seriously
  79. Profile photo of xxminglexx
    xxminglexx Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 10:40 pm
    But seriously what? Oh, it`s no big deal, the people are dead anyway? I wish you`d been in that classroom instead, man. Stick a gun in your face and tell you to say the same things you have the audacity to say on the internet.
  80. Profile photo of rollingwit24
    rollingwit24 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 10:42 pm
    yes you retard i would say the same things and to pandaLoMein im only 13 i cant really apply to college yet. and suck it up %ussy. this poo happens everyday. if you guys seriously get upset about something that happened miles and miles away you need to grow up.
  81. Profile photo of rollingwit24
    rollingwit24 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 10:43 pm
    anx xxMingle you are king of ugly. if i were you i would take down your pic
  82. Profile photo of rollingwit24
    rollingwit24 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 10:44 pm
    i meant kind of ugly
  83. Profile photo of xxminglexx
    xxminglexx Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 10:45 pm
    Miles and miles away? I live in that drating town, I nearly lost my damned best friend, don`t you DARE say a word to me, especially since your balls haven`t even dropped yet.
  84. Profile photo of rollingwit24
    rollingwit24 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 10:47 pm
    your a witch and your friend probably deserved it HA HA now what?
  85. Profile photo of rollingwit24
    rollingwit24 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 10:48 pm
    haha you got owned
  86. Profile photo of rollingwit24
    rollingwit24 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 10:49 pm
    but if you guys arent clear i do believe the shooter is wrong to have done that and that the shooting of innocents shouldnt happen
  87. Profile photo of rollingwit24
    rollingwit24 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 10:49 pm
    of course unless its xxMingle`s friend
  88. Profile photo of xxminglexx
    xxminglexx Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 10:49 pm
    ... oooh I`m a witch, daaaaaang you`ve got skillz.

    It`s past your bedtime. I`m done with this conversation, seriously, because if you`re that ignorant and spoiled, your parents need to beat you. Not should, need.

  89. Profile photo of rollingwit24
    rollingwit24 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 10:51 pm
    you damn right i got skillz i just shat in yo @sshole
  90. Profile photo of rollingwit24
    rollingwit24 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 10:51 pm
    and yo friends @sshole
  91. Profile photo of rollingwit24
    rollingwit24 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 10:51 pm
    ha ha your pissed off cause of me so i win the internet fight
  92. Profile photo of xxminglexx
    xxminglexx Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2008 at 10:54 pm
    I`ll let you think so. Just so your little hopes and dreams of being a McDonald`s fry cook aren`t crushed.
  93. Profile photo of rollingwit24
    rollingwit24 Male 18-29
    14 posts
    February 14, 2008 at 10:56 pm
    the fact that you are argueing with a troll over the internet says it all... if you really didnt care you wouldnt reply BUT YOU ALREADY DID HAHA IM GOING TO GO PLAY MY 360 BYE
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    Pikaro Male 18-29
    64 posts
    February 14, 2008 at 10:59 pm
    How dare you disgrace the innocent people that died today rollingwit. I was there tending to a student that had been shot in the leg, but it`s people like you who deserve to be the victims of these tragedies.
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    PandaLoMein Male 18-29
    189 posts
    February 14, 2008 at 11:10 pm
    "don`t you DARE say a word to me, especially since your balls haven`t even dropped yet."

    Haha. If there`s one thing that came out of this conversation, it`s that.

    Don`t worry about rollingwit. . he`s upset because he`s 13, and retarded. Ignore the troll.

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    quack_stud Male 13-17
    439 posts
    February 14, 2008 at 11:18 pm
    more evidence that guns should be banned in the states
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    BigBonny Male 18-29
    2216 posts
    February 14, 2008 at 11:21 pm
    Its horrible and all but now all I think is "what, another one?"
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    penguinfogel Male 18-29
    142 posts
    February 14, 2008 at 11:36 pm
    My sympathy goes out to all those affected by the shooting

    and a note to our european friends, as I observed when I was in England shootings happen all over the world regardless of wether or not guns are banned. Instead of trying to use this forum to push gun policy please treat it as you would if this forum was about the Tube shootings or any similar event in your hometown. What people need right now isn`t poitics, but to know that people out there are mourning the dead in whatever way they see fit and hoping and praying for those still alive. Compassion will carry you far.

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    lenashawitz Male 18-29
    134 posts
    February 14, 2008 at 11:36 pm
    niu update says 4 dead with shooter, and 22 total injured
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    VikingGuy Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    February 14, 2008 at 11:44 pm
    damn,come on here and first thing i see is this,can tell its gonna be one hell of a great day already as i got alot of friends that go there...and i agree with post before,stop trying to push the gun policy because if you had any idea or have done any real research you would realize 99% of all gun related crimes take place with illegally aquired firearms which a gun ban would do absolutely NOTHING against except remove the law abidings citizens only true possibility to defend themselves,and no,the police are not defense,for they simply cant magically appear,they need time to be on site and even then cant just solve it like that because theyd most likely end up simply getting themselves killed along with whoever was originally at risk.Stuff your policies and rather than blame guns,blame society.
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    VikingGuy Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    February 14, 2008 at 11:50 pm
    and as to earlier comment from Pikaro,you disgrace them as well,i´m not defending that dimwit,for he is indeed a fool,but NO ONE deserves to be a victim of such a tragedy,and stating that anyone could actually deserve that,especially for just being a dumbass,is about the most appalling thing i´ve heard.
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    VomitStorm Male 18-29
    97 posts
    February 14, 2008 at 11:56 pm
    maybe cupid watched the matrix too much and ditched the bow and arrows
  103. Profile photo of florescent
    florescent Female 18-29
    134 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 12:18 am
    I saw somewhere that said this was the 4th shooting in a week or something... wow... what are we coming to...
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    jjcruiser13 Female 18-29
    706 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 12:22 am
    "maybe cupid watched the matrix too much and ditched the bow and arrows"

    I laughed at this.
    My sympathy to all those involved.

  105. Profile photo of EvilM
    EvilM Male 13-17
    411 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 12:31 am
    So sad...
    My condolences to the family and friends of those who died.
  106. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2958 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 12:52 am
    You hippies go on believing "banning" guns is going to make us any safer while I drop 5 in the sternum of the guy who almost made you a notch on his barrel.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
    2422 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 12:56 am
    :(
  108. Profile photo of yankee15
    yankee15 Male 30-39
    263 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 1:22 am
    F-You Charlton Heston and the NRA! When the founding fathers said "Right to bear arms.", they meant muskets not semi-automatics. Also the country was mostly just farms and wilderness then. When are these republican jag-offs going to realize that everything written in a 200 plus year old document must be taken in the context in which it was written. These are the same idiots who think the bible was true.
  109. Profile photo of VomitStorm
    VomitStorm Male 18-29
    97 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 1:25 am
    wow b-hazard, you certainly are "the man"

    will you be shooting them with your failgun?

  110. Profile photo of VomitStorm
    VomitStorm Male 18-29
    97 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 1:29 am
    and yankee, you`ll be wanting that right to bear arms back when fema and the nwo starts opening up those nice detention centres for civil disobedience you have in america
  111. Profile photo of Vikstar
    Vikstar Female 18-29
    399 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 1:32 am
    Condolences to everyone on here who was in some way affected by this. I hope all your loved ones are safe and well.
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    Mantolwen Female 18-29
    387 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 1:46 am
    You know this stuff is happening too often when you think "oh no, not another one". By too often, I mean it shouldn`t happen at all, but these days it seems to be more than once a year!
  113. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2958 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 1:53 am
    -wow b-hazard, you certainly are "the man"

    will you be shooting them with your failgun?-

    I`ll shoot em with a stapler if I have too.
    I made the decision not long after columbine that if I ever find myself in this situation I`m not going to be one to live or die crying under a desk while some psycho gets exactly what he wants in everyone just sitting around waiting to get shot.

  114. Profile photo of VomitStorm
    VomitStorm Male 18-29
    97 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 2:27 am
    i`ll take that as a yes
  115. Profile photo of VONLINE
    VONLINE Male 18-29
    578 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 5:45 am
    Why don`t these losers just kill themselves and leave everyone else out of it. They want to be remembered for something? The event itself is tragic of course, but what is almost as tragic is that now, every news program across the country is going to broadcast this guy`s name and picture to the world, just like he wanted. If I had my way the media would be prohibited from broadcasting or publicizing the killer`s name in any way, shape, form, or fashion. I say remember the victims, not the scum.
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    L0LLiiP0P Female 13-17
    21 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 5:48 am
    I couldn`t imagine being in that classroom with a guy shooting at me. Enough about me though. I wish to give my condolences to those hurt, the families, and the people who knew them at the university.
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    dijipo Male 13-17
    239 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 6:01 am
    500 in a geography class? Theres like 700 people in the hole of my school...
  118. Profile photo of dijipo
    dijipo Male 13-17
    239 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 6:02 am
    *whole ^
  119. Profile photo of teph2112
    teph2112 Male 13-17
    650 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 7:28 am
    posting once in a forum: normal
    posting twice in a row on a forum: acceptable in circumstances
    posting thrice in a row on a forum: 0_o
    posting thrice in a row purely to insult: go die in a fire

    But seriously, this is a major social problem isn`t it?

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    garfieldfan3 Male 13-17
    69 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 8:16 am
    this isn`t like it but something happened at our school a little while ago that just was so sad and shocking..

    one of the kids was so stressed out by school and home life, he was driving himself to do something nasty..

    his family were constantly bickering about who got him and pupils at our school were always taking the mick out of him..

    he was a nice kid...kept himself to himself, sat at the middle-back..

    he had brung a 10" knife in his bag and was waiting for someone to annoy him..

    one kid decided to go up to him and call him "a dirty paki"..that is when he pulled the knife out..he was in my lesson, so i saw it all.

    the kid just freaked out started shouting "there is no way out! there is no other way!"..

    he pulled out this big knife and cut the bullys throat, killing him..he then turnt the blade on himself..

    everybody in our school thought it was all thier fault, but i have realized in time, we just need to treat each other with respect... R.I

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    jenny0321l Female 13-17
    3 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 8:17 am
    The most recent update says that there are 7 people dead, including the shooter. And there are 16 others injured. A few of them that have been confirmed when they died:
    * Daniel Parmenter, age 20, last of Westchester, Ill.
    * Catalina Garcia, age 20, last of Cicero, Ill.
    * Ryanne Mace, age 19, last of Carpentersville, Ill.
    * Julianna Gehant (pronounced Ghee-hant), age 32, last of Mendota, Ill.
    * Gayle Dubowski, age 20, last of Carol Stream, Ill.
    NIU officials have confirmed that the gunman has been identified as Steven Kazmierczak, age 27, of Champaign. He is a co-author of the academic paper referenced in the Tribune article, "Self-Injury In Correctional Settings: "Pathology" of Prisons or of Prisoners?". Kazmierczak was a graduate student at the School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who had received the NIU Dean`s Award in 2006
  122. Profile photo of jenny0321l
    jenny0321l Female 13-17
    3 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 8:17 am
    ; he was Vice-President of the NIU Academic Criminal Justice Association in 2005 and had written on the U.S. correctional system, specifically prisons.
  123. Profile photo of WNLD
    WNLD Female 18-29
    243 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 9:31 am
    People, get used to this. I want to say that we are all responsible for these incidents. Even though they might have been joking, the couple of people toward the beginning of the comments who said this guy was missing hugs were probably the most insightful commenters. This is everyone`s problem.

    I was a bit surprised to find myself feeling anger at the dude who was being interviewed. His attitude was detached in a way that isn`t like shock/trauma. How could anyone attending a large university in these times be completely unaware of a huge amount of suppressed unhappiness and violent urges on campus? It`s not possible. Most of us are guilty of looking down on others and avoiding those who are already too alienated.

    Of course civilian and military terror are related. All violence comes from the same place: outside of love and belonging.

    Thank you for tolerating my rant. I saw this on the news on the way to work this morning and I`m still processing strong feelings it caused.

  124. Profile photo of Standards
    Standards Male 18-29
    564 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 9:31 am
    Irony...
    And sorry to Piroteknix for my comment earlier. I wasn`t in the best of moods.
    rollingwit, however, isn`t acceptable.
    "Just so your little hopes and dreams of being a McDonald`s fry cook aren`t crushed." <-- ROFL
  125. Profile photo of J4Y
    J4Y Male 13-17
    382 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 9:37 am
    Its sad that this is the type of thing people relate America with now
  126. Profile photo of Piroteknix
    Piroteknix Male 18-29
    337 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 9:42 am
    PandaLoMein: "A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths are a statistic." I used that quote two years ago in my English class, but I don`t think anyone understood it. It still holds true today, which is the real tragedy. This is the message I was trying to convey, but I completely forgot about the quote.

    Standards: No apology needed, we were just stating our conflicting opinions.

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    nawkshis Male 18-29
    102 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 9:46 am
    you never think something like this would happen so close to where you live, but when it does, it just hits you with the force of a train... what sucks is i too know people who attend NIU and i never imagined them to be in any sort of danger until this happened... i guess nowhere is safe anymore....
  128. Profile photo of Kay62442
    Kay62442 Female 13-17
    731 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 9:48 am
    Thank you, WNLD.
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    greyday Male 13-17
    25 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 9:55 am
    datt suks bro
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    insaneee Female 13-17
    462 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 10:25 am
    Another shooting?
    Jesus Christ.
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5097 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 12:13 pm
    ...from my cold, dead hands!
  132. Profile photo of sabreduelist
    sabreduelist Male 13-17
    174 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 12:47 pm
    It`s a sad world we live in...
  133. Profile photo of Dooked
    Dooked Male 18-29
    516 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 12:50 pm
    @ WNLD:

    You might be right. I´m in college right now, and we are like 700 people in my class... There is a girl which I have noticed that is always alone and has no friends. I tried to talk to her once, but je was just... weird. She didn´t say much, and was pretty strange. The shooter of Virginia was also like that... And now I ask you: how the heck do you want us to help people who don´t accept it?ß

  134. Profile photo of pikkutiikeri
    pikkutiikeri Female 18-29
    65 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 12:58 pm
    penguinfogel: "and a note to our european friends, as I observed when I was in England shootings happen all over the world regardless of wether or not guns are banned..."

    Oh please. Shootings do happen, but not FOUR TIMES A WEEK as they seem to occur in your precious country. School shootings in Europe are extremely rare and tend to happen only once or twice a year in the WHOLE CONTINENT. And several victims are rare. However I do not think American gun policy is entirely to blame, it`s also the generally trigger-happy mentality that counts.

  135. Profile photo of Charizzo
    Charizzo Male 18-29
    668 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 12:59 pm
    When I think of this incident, I think of my lecture hall; it`s a room that can hold 300 students. I imagine the professor just teaching his lesson, and someone dressed in all black comes bursting in the room shooting at everyone. It`s terrifying to face reality.
  136. Profile photo of VikingGuy
    VikingGuy Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 1:15 pm
    someone dressed in all black?stop having stereotypes peeps,if everyone wearing black is bad,we´d have a whole lot of problems(including me,i wear nothing but black)you cant ID a killer or suspect by looks or with bullpoo tests and so on,it takes cold hard actions to prove such things.
  137. Profile photo of kentton77
    kentton77 Male 30-39
    149 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 1:21 pm
    so sad
  138. Profile photo of yoimmylene
    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2065 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 1:42 pm
    Yeah, I live near Chicago. My friend`s cousin had the class that the shooting took place in next period.....missed possible death or injury by an hour....*shivers*
  139. Profile photo of bdiekh2
    bdiekh2 Male 18-29
    81 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 2:43 pm
    so close by, live in illinois
  140. Profile photo of USArmy3
    USArmy3 Male 18-29
    180 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 3:49 pm
    So many people`s lives changed for the worse yesterday, just like that, at the whim of some nutjob. Today some people in Illinois are without a friend, son, daughter, brother, or sister that they had just yesterday morning. I don`t bother looking for "reason" or "sense" in stuff like this, you know there isn`t any.

    Still, I can`t help but wish that suicides where you take a bunch of innocent people with you weren`t becoming so trendy.

    That shooter is a bastrd and whatever he`s been given in hell, its far too easy on him.

  141. Profile photo of adam1993
    adam1993 Male 13-17
    242 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 3:58 pm
    my cousin was in there she ran out so fast she called police then called me and told me she im in a state of shock RIP all the victims!
  142. Profile photo of Charizzo
    Charizzo Male 18-29
    668 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 5:21 pm
    The only reason I said dressed in all black was because the shooter involved was dressed in all black. No stereotyping here.
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    DicWhole Male 18-29
    28 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 10:35 pm
    Did I not call it in my earlier post about Jack Thompson......wow. This guy pisses me off

    Fox News

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    Dextrine Male 18-29
    483 posts
    February 15, 2008 at 10:42 pm
    lol, stupid dumbass jack thompson calling video games "training for murder" i bet that he wasn`t allowed to play video games as a kid and is now getting back at all the people that can
  145. Profile photo of Yraen
    Yraen Male 18-29
    1 post
    February 15, 2008 at 11:22 pm
    I went to this school about 2 years ago and still have many friends that go there and a stepfather that works there.

    We all, or at least the ones of us that aren`t complete idiots, are saddened by such happenings (and any deaths, not just American ones)... but to see the pictures and realize that I used to walk on those sidewalks and through those buildings every day; it hits so much closer to home.

    Anybody that attempts to use events such as these for ammunition in their own personal crusades so soon after the tragedy is nothing more than a hate mongering fool. If you can`t keep your mouth shut and give the families and friends time to accept the tragedy before spouting off your babble, then you have no right to speak at all.

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    Declan191919 Male 13-17
    1275 posts
    February 16, 2008 at 1:22 am
    Woah
  147. Profile photo of VikingGuy
    VikingGuy Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    February 16, 2008 at 11:41 am
    ah,okay,np Charizzo,just am bit touchy on that one as everyone and their idiot brother seems to want to use stuff like this to bash on the goth and metal community these days,in germany anyways,can get really annoying,especially if you´ve worked in a job with guns or carry one for defense or are a sport shooter(all 3 apply to me) and are a goth(or anything that wears black) they jump up and down all over you
  148. Profile photo of harrydick
    harrydick Male 18-29
    332 posts
    February 16, 2008 at 12:07 pm
    Fox News is the most worthless piece of poo news station ever. Video games are NOT TO BLAME. Bullies, name callings and racism are the prime factor here. I only went into about 1 minute of that Fox News video and stopped it so I could type this post, and ALREADY, I can guarantee you it is absolutely retarded.

    I`d rather eat my own poo, than spend an hour watching Fox News.

    Jack Thompson + Fox News = EPIC FAIL
    How does one even gain the title of "Campus Shooting Expert"? You go to college for that, or you just give yourself that title? Fox News FTL.

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    ballin462 Male 13-17
    61 posts
    February 16, 2008 at 12:10 pm
    polacks... sigh

    (and no i`m not a troll. i have the right to say it)

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    harrydick Male 18-29
    332 posts
    February 16, 2008 at 12:10 pm
    FU CK, I MEANT SH IT NOT POO!!!!!
  151. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
    1470 posts
    February 17, 2008 at 5:07 pm
    Mann this is so sad.
    Is this what america is coming to? That were all going ot be afraid of going to school, thinking someone is going to shoot us.
    I know this is not the future i want
  152. Profile photo of Afterthought
    Afterthought Female 18-29
    245 posts
    May 3, 2008 at 4:50 pm
    These are becoming regular things. Ugh.

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