I thought I should add something the shootings yesterday because the photos and descriptions of everything that happened seem so strikingly similar to St. Olaf that its hard not to get a picture of it happening here. Just look at this aerial photo of VT and you get the idea. VT is 10x the size of Olaf, but the imagination does not have to stretch far and it is very chilling.
So, complicated emotions with the whole thing. I think the best thing is to realize that random events like this will happen, but we can not let our lives be ruled by them. I feel for all the parents and families and friends who lost their promising students and teachers and hope as always that this will never happen again.