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Old 10-02-2006, 04:00 PM
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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Just sick over the tragic shooting of young Amish girls in their schoolhouse this morning. One of the most beautiful places in PA and such a passive, unobtrusive community...horrific...God - no place is safe anymore.
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Old 10-02-2006, 04:03 PM
Location: Charlotte, NC
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^I just heard about that on the news here in Cincinnati. It really amazes me how messed up people can really be.
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Old 10-02-2006, 04:36 PM
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those involved, not only for the Amish victims, but also for the wife and young children of this mentally-ill man. Not only did this man selfishly take the lives of several innocent young girls, but he also stole his family's "pride"---I don't think his wife will ever be able to go to the local markets ever again without a bunch of stares and whispers from those who know what happened, and God forbid if his own children end up teased or bullied in school on account of his act of cowardice! What a horrific tragedy! Then again, that's the prevailing attitude in suburban PA---"It can't happen here! That only happens in Philly or NYC!" Folks, after the recent shootings here in Bart Township, in Bailey, CO, and in Calezonia, WI, I think it's time for us all to wake up and smell the coffee: NOWHERE is safe anymore!
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Old 10-02-2006, 04:47 PM
Location: Missouri
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I was absolutely shocked when I heard about this terrible tragedy, and how ironic and sad that it occurred among a population that embraces peace and simplicity. I can only take comfort in the hope that their strong faith will carry them through this tragedy.
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Old 10-02-2006, 05:09 PM
Location: Florida but not for long :) :)
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My mom told me about it earlier. That is so horrible. Poor inocent children.
May they rest in peace
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Old 10-02-2006, 05:25 PM
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Absolutely horrific.
I work in a preschool in Lancaster, and as I was leaving for lunch, I shut the locked door we have to the center, apologizing to the man who wanted to enter. I said, "I'm sorry- I don't know you. I can't let you in." He just nodded and smiled. (Parents need a code to get in- he had one.) I got to my car to hear this. Utter tragedy. I'm so sorry that it was so easy for that man to get into that school.
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Old 10-02-2006, 06:26 PM
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Tragic. The de-isolization of the Amish continues as the outside world steadily encroaches.
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:40 PM
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Default Lancaster Tragedy

Same here our thoughts & prayers are with both sides. We live in a crazy world huh? crime can happen anywhere , anytime. Thats true , doesnt have to be the big cities.

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Old 10-02-2006, 10:00 PM
Location: Deep Dirty South
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I dont have words to express my sadness, confusion and anger.

This world....
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:05 PM
Location: Lancaster County, PA
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Growing up in Philadelphia, I would almost nightly watch the local news and hear about a shooting in North or West Philly and not really react to it. I almost got used to hearing about violence in those parts of the city and it would never affect me, even though it was in my own city. When I heard about this tragedy today in Lancaster County , which is probably twice as big as Philly is, it took the wind out of me. It anger me that a person could kill children in such a horrible manner in MY county. I don't know if this is right or not, but when the local station started to tell us about the murderer I turned the channel. I don't care about his problems; I want to know about his victims. I need to know about three beautiful children who would have made the world a better place to live in. Very sad; I won't sleep tonight.
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