Virginia Tech is now the scene if the most terrible school tragedy to occur in the U.S. At least 22 students, including the gunmen, were killed today. My prayers go out to the families of all those connected to V Tech. I have a family friend who is an alumnus and even the extended families feel this loss deeply.
You want to believe that schools, those hallowed halls of learning, can be free from such violence but violence is inescapable. It is the great leveler. No matter how learned or uneducated, how rich or poor, its dark hand covers us all.