Folks here in Eastern Carolina, with close ties to Virginia Tech, are among those in mourning and trying to make sense of the tragedy. Dr. Diana Rashash of Jacksonville not only graduated from Virginia Tech, but also spent time teaching there in the Norris building where most of the killings took place.
Dr. Rashash says her initial reaction was shock. She says the inconceivable acts just don't make sense. Dr. Rashash says she has talked to other professors at the university through email, many who had to barricade themselves in their classrooms to stay safe.