'Scariest Moment of My Life'

Planet Blacksburg posted a quote from Ruiqi Zhang, a computer engineering major, who was in Norris 205 this morning:

"I was sitting in class when we heard loud popping noises a couple rooms down... The teacher and a student went into the hallway and rushed back in and told everybody to get down. We put a table against the door and had a few students holding down the door. The gunman tried to shoulder his way in and when he saw that he couldn't, he put two shots through the door it was the scariest moment of my life..."

By Liz |  April 16, 2007; 4:32 PM ET
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That's not possible.
I am a french student, everybody has been so shoked by this massacre (it has made the deadlines in France, and I guess, in other countries too), happening in the United States of America, the so-called great democatic country.
That can't be true...such an horrible thing! The american people sometimes should call into question their society, The Usa, the superpower of this world, the country that makes everybody dream, that fascinates everybody, may not be as fantastic as everybody think.
No matter how attractive the USA may be, I will never go there, for fear of loosing my life there, indeed everybody has a gun, it's so dangerous a country. It's great to want to institute peace and democracy all over the world, but it would also be brilliant to begin first by resolving one's problems...
Living in the USA used to be a dream for many, I believe that's not anymore the case.

Posted by: agathebest8 | April 19, 2007 03:48 PM

The Virginia Tech Massacre happened because a sick student was not removed risking students lives. Why are businesses allowed to take risks with innocent people's lives, that's the real question. All those students did not have to get killed, why weren't the parents contacted, our laws are crazy. I was attacked by a Guard at Avis Rent A Car, because management allowed a known troubled guard to continue to work with the public. I was violentlly attacked by this guard during the rental process, the guard tried to break my arm and hand, because she did not want to fill out a form, she felt it was unneccessary for me to have. I have since filled out a police report. Management admitted this guard had plenty of previous complaints, I experienced this attack, because the guard should have been removed. The guard still works there as of 4-20-07. How many times do businesses put innocent people at risk? What does the Avis Rent A Car guard need to do kill 60 people? There is too much "we'll act after something drastic happens" going on in America", Why? Call the Avis president tell him we don't need another massacre. 1-973-496-7865. I ever come into contact with a student like that I will contact every student I know and start a protest at the school. If we don't take care of ourselves who will, the schools and big business? Please.

Posted by: passthetorchnow | May 3, 2007 09:34 PM

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