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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-08-2007, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Jokela Highschool Massacre

I never thought something like this were going to happen... I mean, I've read about Columbine and a few months ago about Virginia Tech but somehow it seemed so far away so I could not really grasp the pain and suffering from such a tragedy.

But yesterday in the small town of Jokela here in Finland an 18 year old student decided to bring a 22 caliber pistol to school and ended up killing 6 students, the school nurse and the principal. Later he also ended his own life.

The really weird thing is that he posted videos about what he was planning to do on youtube before the massacre took place. (All the videos are no longer at youtube and the account is suspended).

The whole country has been in a state of shock since we first heard about this. Today flags were at half-staff all over the country and at 6 pm candles were lit in the kitchen windows.

I find it hard to find the right words but my heart and prayers goes out to all who lost famliy and loved ones in this tragedy.

Here is a link to the story on CNN.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-08-2007, 04:45 PM
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I read that in the news late last night. I'm so sorry for the losses you've suffered. My heart goes out to the families and all of your countrymen.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-08-2007, 05:02 PM
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What is wrong with people..... they feel the need to take others with them when they commit suicide? Definitely tragic!
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-09-2007, 04:04 AM
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That's horrible. When did the term suicide meant including killing people other than yourself? That's just brutal murder.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-09-2007, 08:11 AM
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I'm not a weak person in the slightest, but that just makes me sad beyond believe. Those poor poor people, bless them
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