I don't have any comforting words, but I wanted to say that I am inspired by the unity the Hokies have shown since the shooting yesterday. I didn't want to have a happy turkey on this page, so I've posted a picture of a wall made of Hokie Stone. (It's what all the building there are made of.)
My husband is an alumni and grew up in Blacksburg. His dad retired from VT as staff, and his sister and her husband both work there now. Jim and I found out about the shootings from an email she sent, titled "we're okay." If the shootings have affected me even a little, I am sure they have affected him greater still. He hasn't said much, but we've talked together about why someone would do such a thing, just as everyone else seems to be doing.