In December 2011, when news that a police officer had been shot and that the suspect was somewhere on the campus of Virginia Tech (VT), many immediately dreaded a repeat of the April 2006 shooting there that left 32 people dead, including 26 students.

Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) Campus Minister Andy Wood (MDiv ‘05) remembers, “When the shooting happened in December, I was in Dallas at RUF training. The text messages started rolling in. RUF staff training stopped. We prayed for whatever was going on. The event provoked the same fears over again in many of the students, and even in us as the staff.”  In December 2011, when news that a police officer had been shot and that the suspect was somewhere on the campus of Virginia Tech (VT), many immediately dreaded a repeat of the April 2006 shooting there that left 32 people dead, including 26 students.

Far beyond the initial reactions, the age-old uncertainty pressed many to ask, “Why would God allow something like this to happen? How could it happen to one of our own?
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