WKU students react to massacre at VA Tech

By: Lindsay Irvin Email
By: Lindsay Irvin Email

"I think it's really scary, I feel bad for the family and students," WKU student Ashley Bell said.

Dionna Warfield agrees, "Oh most defiantely, most defanetly, a lot of us are shooken up because this was really random - out of the blue type of thing."

Students at WKU can't believe what happened at Virginia Tech. Now, the students wonder: What if something like this happened at Western?

Warfield is shocked and saddened by the events.

"To have something happen like that it's just really horrible cuz we are on a college campus, also (because it) could affect us or anything like that could happen to us. I don't know how to handle it and I just pray for everyone who was lost."

It's all too real for Doug Russell.

"It really does hit home because it could happen probably here, not just here but prob any college campus," Russell said.

As a freshman, Kevan Wilson worries, "I don't know nothing that would go on or what would happen to us."

Even with the unknowns, most students feel safe on Western's campus.

"For the most part I feel really safe. I think our police deptartment is a really good, like i feel really safe when i see them around. I have no fear or anything," said WKU Junior, Brendon Hoover.

Ashley said, "I mean I'm not really scared at my school," Bell said.

"Yea I do, I mean I feel safe," Russell said.

Warfield isn't so convincing, "I feel safe for the most part."

All in all, uncertainty remains in some Western students.

"Anything could happen. It could happen right now. I just don't know," Warfield said.

Western Kentucky University will hold a candlenight vigil to remember the victim's of Monday's shootings. It will begin tonight at 10 p.m. at the Guthrie Bell Tower on Western's campus.

To view the reactions of students across the nations view the Facebook event Pray for VA Tech or the WKU started event, Pray for Virginia Tech.

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  • by Melissa Location: Bowling Green on Apr 17, 2007 at 04:01 PM
    The largest mass murder in America and it could have been avoided had they just locked down the school. I mean they had noone in custody so it was very feesable that the murder was still at large on the campus....it is scary to think what people can get away with just because people don't want to cause panic...in this case panic would have been warranted. So yes in essence it is the school and security's fault as it could have been avoided by a lock down.
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