President Shares 'Hug and Cry' with Virginia Tech Families, Expects Gun Debate

Sanctuary of Education Shaken

Mrs. Bush, a former school librarian, said the incident "shatters" the sanctuary of education, adding, "There will be children around the country, especially younger children, who will be afraid about going to school, especially the ones who watched some of this. It's really a time for everyone in our country to reassure our children and to pray for these children."

The president said it's too early to fully assess the lessons learned from the horrific events at Virginia Tech but added that recent acts of school violence at Columbine and at an Amish school in Pennsylvania should alert everyone to be on guard.

"When you see somebody acting up, pay attention to them," Bush said, before again saying, "I'm not sure what the lessons will be out of a big college campus like this but they'll be some lessons learned that will actually make it more likely that this education institutions will once again be sanctuaries."

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