I'm frantic...any help

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Abbey, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    My daughter just called me that she is in lock down at her house because there has been a shooting at Northern Illinois Univ. 18 people shot. She can't get out...all roads are blocked. The shooter is still at large.

    I can't find any current info. If anyone knows, please pm me.

  2. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member

    No info, but glad she's okay.
  3. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member


    I just heard on Fox news that the shooter is dead. I can't believe this has happened again!

    I'm glad that your daughter is okay.

  4. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Not sure she's ok. She is not answering her phone. I told her to lock doors and hide.

    Please keep her and other students in your prayers.

  5. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Still have not heard from her, but did hear the latest news. I'm just beside myself.

  6. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Have you tried texting her? After the VT shooting, my easy child couldn't reach her best friend (who is a student there) by phone but was able to get text messages back and forth.

    I'll keep a good thought that you hear from her soon.

  7. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Tried texting...no response.
  8. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member


    I know that you are scared to death but I think that she is fine. If she called you from her house after the shooting started then she wasn't in the lecture hall where the shooting occurred.

    I know that you won't feel better until you hear from her, though.

    Sending a big hug.

  9. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

  10. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    It looks like they gave the all clear about 15 minutes ago. I hope she calls soon.
  11. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    From what I could find the shooting was at a lecture hall, so she should be safe in her dorm or house. I hope you hear something soon. I wouldn't be surprised if they shut down the phone towers to the campus so that rumors couldn't be started by kids calling on phones.

    Many hugs.
  12. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    I pm'd you I have cheeck in #'s you can call
  13. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    Ok the #'s in meow bunny's post are the same as what I have
  14. dreamer

    dreamer New Member

    Try my local news, they are haveing "continuous coverage" about it.....

  15. dreamer

    dreamer New Member

    PS, it is also where my Godson/nephew attends.......
  16. dreamer

    dreamer New Member

    AT & T in this area (I am not far from niu) has been acting up all week. TV says AT & T service has been restored, BUT.....our AT & T cells are not getting consistant calls or texts thru yet this week.......

    Scary, I had not heard about this until I logged on here to conduct disorders. My nephew goes there, my PCs mentor is an alumni and does lectures there....

    Keeping you in my prayers.

    WHEW------just got word my youngest bro is safe......
  17. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

  18. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Sigh...just heard from daughter. If I could take in a golf course of air right now, I would.

    She's ok, but two of her friends were hit. She's really traumatized right now. There is a lack of info...she says 4 are dead and doesn't know if it is one of her friends.

    I guess they shut down cell towers, so she couldn't get through.

    I'm just breathing a big sigh of relief, but so sorry for those who were wounded.

    Thank you for your support.

  19. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Abbey, so glad she's okay. I know you are relieved. I can't believe this is happening again. What is wrong with people? Why does someone feel the need to do something like this? Where do feelings like that come from? I'm sorry for rambling, but I just don't get it. Anyway, thank God she is safe. I know they will offer counseling---encourage her to take it.
  20. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    I'm so relieved for you but my heart so aches for the young people of our nation.

    Prayers for peace.