Our church had some connections to the Virginia Tech massacre. A granddaughter of two of our members was in the dorm where the first shooting occurred. She lives on the second floor, and the shootings happened on the fourth.
Two other of our members have relatives who work for the university, one a professor across the way from the scene of the classroom shootings. He heard the shots that morning. His wife works in administration in the university.
We are grateful for their safety and mourn with those who have lost loved ones.