Thursday, February 14, 2008

In His Hands......

Please keep the students at Northern Illinois University and their families in your prayers. There's been a shooting in one of the lecture halls. The University is about 15 miles from here and many of our friends children attend this school.

After the Virginia Tech shooting, NIU put an emergency plan in effect and perhaps this helped in some way. Upon learning of the shooting the school immediately sent an emergency e-mail to all students, faculty and staff. The plan outlined for everyone what they were to do in this case.

This is shocking news and especially when it's so close to home.

6 comments:

Maggii said...

OMG! I'll send up some prayers.My daughter was at Tech when the shootings happened last year..so I know how scary that must have been for those families.

Ginnie said...

This is so sad, so frightening, and so unfathomable. What drives humans to do the unthinkable?

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

I didn't hear about this until the 11 o'clock news. Have been praying ever since. Such scary times we live in when schools aren't safe.

Hope that you are healing from the bout with the flu, but this kind of news is terribly unsettling and more so when you are so close.

Bax said...

Another horrible, tragic, senseless situation. When will it all end? I'm originally from Illinois and this one just hit too close to home. Thanks for posting this.

Jan

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

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Abbie said...

It is so scary when things happen so close to home.. my thoughts and prayers are with everyone there. Hope you are feeling better!
♥Abbie