Surviving the Virginia Tech shootings

If out of tragedy comes triumph, then one of the best stories to come out of the Virginia Tech massacre was the story of Derek O’Dell from Jean Denton, who writes for The Catholic Virginian, newspaper of the Diocese of Richmond. If you missed it earlier, O’Dell’s story of faith as the gunman opened fire on his German class in Norris Hall is remarkable in its simplicity. And he says God answered his prayers with a miracle: More people in his classroom survived the shooting than he initially thought.

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