Monday, October 27, 2008

Shooting at UCA

Last night as I got ready to get in my bed a "Breaking News" alert came on the TV, and i didn't really pay attention to it. A few minutes later i got a phone call from my daughter, Meg, saying that she was in the library on the UCA campus studying and there had just been a shooting outside one of the UCA dorms. The school was on lock down for awhile, so Meg & Brianna, who was studying with her, had a friend come pick them up so they didn't have to walk to their cars. I called Tori right after I got off the phone with Meg to make sure she was alright. She was at home writing a paper, so I was content knowing she was safe. I was up until 1 A.M. worried about my daughters and the situation because there was still three men at large. They had done a sort of drive-by shooting in a white vehicle. They now have two of the men in custody.
Here's an article from a local news station.
It's a sad thing that two young men had to die because of this. I am thankful to God that my daughters are okay. Keep the families and friends in your prayers, as well as all the students & faculty at UCA.

27 comments:

Rene said...

I am so glad they are safe!! The Columbine shootings touched our family deeply so I know how scary it can be. We'll be keeping you in our prayers!

April said...

I heard about the shooting on the news this morning and I, immediately, thought of you. Really, I did! I'm so relieved to know that your girls are alright. How scary that must have been! If it can happen in Arkansas, it can happen anywhere!

Becky said...

I heard it on the news last night, and I thought about your daughters and you. I thought, surely that would not be near you....but it was! Oh my Gosh! I am so glad that your girls are ok. What a sad thing..

Sandy Toes said...

OH my goodness, I am so glad they are safe...you poor thing!!! My prayers are with them!!
-sandy toes

Heather said...

Oh my goodness. I am so glad your girls are okay. As if you don't worry enough on a normal day, much less when something like this happens.

One of the prayers I pray alot is that God put a hedge of protection around each of my kids when I am away from them. It helps me not worry too much, knowing they are in His very capable hands.

I'll be praying for all of you.

(ps, I mailed your package today)

Susie said...

Oh my!! I am soooo glad that your girls are safe!! I had no idea they were that close to the shooting. If that happened to my daughter, I would still be beside myself.

dddiva said...

*hugs* I am so glad your girls are okay. They have the third man in custody and one more to go, and they know his identity.
My extended family are blessedly all okay as well, naturally our thoughts and prayers are with those not so fortunate.
Again, I am very glad you are all okay.

heathersister said...

My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your girls.

WheresMyAngels said...

How scary, I'm so glad both girls are okay.

Makes you want to lock them up at home forever, doesn' it:(

TattooedMinivanMom said...

What is wrong with some of the people in this world?

Why can't they all be like you and your family?

I'm glad your babies are ok.

Julie said...

Praise God your girls are okay. I heard about it but didn't connect that your girls went there. I have been praying for the families. It is so sad!!!

And to answer your question, it depends on mail here. But if it was sent airmail it should arrive within 2 weeks, so I have anxiously been awaiting it's arrival every day. I will let you know when it arrives, do you know the day it was sent? Thanks again, I am so excited!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

That's awful. I'm so glad your girls are OK!

Betty said...

Isn´t it just so nerve racking sitting at home, knowing your girls are going through something so tough and you just can´t do anything but pray and wait! I know this feeling! Will be blogging about that yet, this week.
Thank God your daughter is safe and I will be praying for them!

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Honey Mommy said...

That is so scary! I hadn't even heard about it yet. I guess I'll have to go watch some news this morning.

Ashley said...

Oh, my! That is awful. I am so glad your girls are safe.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh my gosh, how scary as a parent. I am so glad that your daughters are OK!
Carrie

Maren said...

I'm so glad the girls were safe. It's a parents worst nightmare. I feel for you, you and your family are in our prayers.

Jennie said...

I saw that on the morning news and could not believe it... I know that I live 45 minutes from there, but you just don't think stuff like that will happen near you... I am so glad that your girls are safe.....

Aubrey said...

So sad...I'm so glad your girls were safe! Such a scary thing. I heard about that on the news. Terrible.

Jamie said...

I'm glad that your girls are safe. What is this world coming too?

Cairo Typ0 said...

I'm glad to hear that your daughters are safe. What a tragic thing to have happened. :(

Yaya said...

Oh my goodness-How scary. I am so glad they are safe.
This is just so sad that things like this happen :(

mrsbear said...

How terrifying! I can only imagine how paralyzed with fear you must have felt. Thank God your girls were safe.

Brooke said...

That is a scary deal! So dumb that stuff like that happens. I am glad your girls are safe and sound.

Pennies In My Pocket said...

I cannot even imagine going through this! I'm SO glad to hear that your daughters are OK. This world is NUTS. Keeps us praying hard, huh?

~melody~

American in Norway said...

So scary! Glad to know they are safe!