Sunday, January 13, 2008


And unspeakably sad.

From today's WaPo.

Has Virginia Tech. learned NOTHING?


laughing said...

Well, that graduation email was cold. The school won't contact them to say that their kid is skipping classes, but I guess there is some automated system for important stuff like graduation.

I just went to a regular college where they say you're supposed to be an adult now and they don't call your parents about stuff. But there I know of people who went to religious schools where you aren't allowed to date off campus without an approved chaperone and you can't get married without a note from your parents and stuff like that. They probably call your parents if you miss more than two classes.

Mostly, I don't know what anybody is supposed to do, but surely when it's been reported that he's bought a gun they can bend the rules and do something.

Bubblewench said...

DiDc - I'm very interested in what you are linking to... but it's linking to today's paper, not what you wanted. And if I search VA Tech, I get over 1000 hits and about 20-30 for the 13th.

Can you perhaps copy & paste the article and email it to me at bubblewench at yahoo dot com? I'd like to read it.

David in DC said...

You need to click on "NOTHING". I'll e-mail you now then blank the confusing link.

Thanks BW

Churlita said...

That's so heartbreaking. I don't get why it wasn't addressed.

laura b. said...

That poor family. I can't imagine why they school didn't at least respond to the fact that he wasn't attending his classes.

mielikki said...

Oh, that just tore me up. That poor kid, and his parents. One would think that colleges would have a protocol to follow. Perhaps, someday, they will wake up and develop one before we lose more of our bright future.

sybil law said...

It's unbelievably sad. But really - the guy is an adult. I don;'t think it's right, but when you're an adult, you're supposed to be able to refuse treatment. It's why people like Britney Spears can't be forced into getting help - and it's a shame.