I Am Afraid to Go to School (better yet, I am afraid of humans)

Im sure there is not a single person who has not heard the gut wrenching news about the massacre at Virginia Tech today. Two people died in a dorm room, and 31 others were killed in Norris Hall, including the gunman, who put a bullet in his head. At least 15 people were hurt, some seriously. Previously, the deadliest campus shooting in U.S. history was a rampage in 1966 at the University of Texas at Austin, where Charles Whitman climbed the clock tower and opened fire on students. He killed 16 people before police shot him to death.

 Virginia Tech President Charles Steger said. “The university is shocked and indeed horrified.” But I am sure that its not just the university that is shocked and horrified, but the rest of the country. The pointlessness of the act. The sickness of it. The randomness. The heartlessness. It all just adds up and falls so heavily one me. I cringe not only at the loss of life, but the sickness of life too. Its that dreaded fall. The single most influential event in human history. We fell and fell hard. Thank God for the redemption we have in Christ. I wait so earnestly for that day when all things are restored back to Him. A broken and crumbling world where innocent blood is shed every minute will finally be reconciled. Until then I am afraid to go to school and even more afraid of what we as humans are capable of.


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  1. I am amazed by the fear instilled in people all thanks to horrific events. It’s a disturbing thing. In the few months surrounding Columbine, my friend [name shall remain unmentioned] fear school. She missed over a week and a half of straight attendance and refused to go some days for the next 2 years. So the fear of school, and better yet people: totally legit.

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