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Back from the road trip! Grayson Highlands is an EXCELLENT place to see feral ponies. There were quite a few abandoned buildings on the way, nothing crazy though. I also stayed with someone who had a bone collection and I found a drone in the forest. I tried putting a sign on the trailhead, tweeting at the park’s Twitter handle, putting an ad in the Craiglist lost and found, and there is no serial number so IDK if I’ll find the owner. 

Americans were once again forced to grapple with gun violence in schools when three people were killed in a murder-suicide in San Bernardino on Monday, less than a week before the 10th anniversary of the nation’s worst school shooting.

On the morning of April 16, 2007, Seung-Hui Cho, a student at Virginia Tech, killed 32 students and teachers, and wounded 17 others. Until last year’s massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, it was the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history.

Jane Vance, an instructor at Virginia Tech, remembers the first day back in the classroom after the tragedy with Lucinda Roy. Roy was head of the university’s English department and had tutored the shooter, who was an English major.

10 Years Later, Virginia Tech Instructor Recalls Her Students’ Response To Tragedy

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