The nation is still reeling from this senseless killing at the Virgina Tech Campus. There are many stories to tell about the victims - most of them young students just starting out in life. When the gunman went on his rampage early Monday morning, the first classroom he entered was Prof. Jamie Bishop's Introductory German class, and Professor Bishop was the first victim, shot in the head.
Fulbright Scholar Christopher James Bishop sounds like a great guy with many talents. He studied at the University of Kiel and met his wife in Germany: Stefanie Hofer is also on the faculty of the German Department at Virginia Tech. In addition to teaching German, Jamie taught Web design and was an avid photograher and writer of science fiction.
Jamie Bishop's dream was to change the world with art. Instead, his life was extinguished by senseless violence. You can see some of Jamie Bishop's work on his impressive Web site, and read about him on his friend Alex Wilson's blog. At Virgina Tech, Jamie was in charge of the student exchange program with the University of Darmstadt.
Der Spiegel has a first-hand account of Christoph Ramöller , a student from Germany who survived the massacre.
Tonight our thoughts and prayers are with Stefanie Hofer and the families of all the victims of this terrible tragedy.