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Florida Caribbean Students Association Alumni Laments Virginia Tech Shooting

By: Deidra Lawrence, FCSA Alumni Chair

MIAMI – We are sure everyone has heard about the tragic shooting that took place at Virginia Tech on Monday, April 16. The FCSA Eboard would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all those who were affected.

Having done our undergrad classes, some of us even staying on campus for a few years, we can only imagine what must have been going through the minds of the students and professors during and after the incident.

A few of us are taking graduate classes and some of us have our friends and relatives who are doing undergrad classes and staying on campus. Some of us have family and friends who are only in the beginning years of school (elementary, middle, high). It is sad that the reality of our time is that no one and no where is safe. Not at school, not at home, not at church.

One news reporter said this will happen again. It happened in the 1960s at the University of Texas. It happened in 1999 at Columbine High School, 2007 Virginia Tech.

As we continue to keep abreast of what is happening, I am sure some assumption will surface as to why this happened. But I am also certain that no reason will be acceptable to the parents who lost their child(ren) and for the family that lost the professors, our nation’s educators. These were innocent people. They did not deserve this.

There will be a candlelight ceremony at the University of Miami 9am Wednesday at “The Rock”.

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