April 16th marks the fifth anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre which took place in Blacksburg, Va in 2007.
32 lives were lost that day in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history as well as the lone gunman who later killed himself.
We all remember where we were when news of a gunman on Tech's campus was announced. I was walking to one of my many journalism classes at my university, which was 2.5 hours from Tech. I recall looking down at my phone to a mass number of missed calls and text messages from college friends asking if I had heard the news. At that time, some of my best friends from high school went to Tech and I was very worried about them. Thank goodness they were okay, but that day changed campus life forever at Virginia Tech and across the country.