VT Student Was at Columbine
First Columbine, now Virginia Tech: Regina Rohde has lived through both
By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted Apr 18, 2007 7:53 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A veteran of the Columbine massacre has now relived that high school tragedy as a graduate student at Virginia Tech. Regina Rohde, a master's candidate in the department of fisheries and science, was a freshman at Columbine in 1999. "They're strikingly similar," Rohde says of the shootings.

"The shock and the emotions surrounding them, the confusion in the early stages, and stages of grief and anger that I see starting—and the community coming together." Rohde is, in an unsettling way, one of the lucky ones: She fled the Columbine cafeteria before the executions started, and was on her way into campus when she learned of the Tech shooting.