Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Some students anxious to get home
As students and parents waited to file in to Lane Stadium to watch the convocation on the Jumbotron, President Bush's motorcade drove by. Many students took pictures, but the quiet that initially greeted us as we arrived on campus yesterday, was still there.

As we waited together, two Virginia Tech sophomores (they didn't want to give their names) said they were anxious to get home to their families and were leaving as soon as the convocation was over. They both said they chose to come to Virginia Tech in part because it was considered a safe place to live. They said they're now going home to reevaluate that decision.

-- By Kay Jones, CNN Producer
Posted By CNN: 2:24 PM ET
  2 Comments
Dear Ms. Jones,

If you see any students that want to go home, please encourage them to come back to class next week.

Pack up their stuff and get a new apartment, live with friends but please encourage them to come back and finish their semester. Facing your fears is sometimes the best advice in the world.

I hope and pray their parents, grandparents and advisors ask them to do the same.
Posted By Anonymous Renee Bradenton FL : 2:49 PM ET
Kay/AC360:

I was in Enterprise, Alabama the day after the tornado hit. As a journalist covering that tragedy, please remember to give the families who have lost students and staff at Virgina Tech the privacy, respect and space they need at this time.
Posted By Anonymous Sharon D., Indianapolis, IN : 2:59 PM ET
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