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needstodiet Wed 13-Mar-13 07:28:22

Remembering today teacher Gwenn Mayor, Victoria and her little class mates who never made it home from school that tragic day 17yrs ago. sad
Thoughts are with friends today as they mourn that loss.


Frogman Wed 13-Mar-13 11:15:24

I can still picture the teacher, Gwen Mayor's, smiling face that appeared in all the papers. She looked so lovely. One of those unforgettable & horrific happenings that we all remember where we were when we heard the news. So many heartbroken families.

LyonsDemesne Wed 13-Mar-13 15:22:20

Tragedy ! I was living in Israel when it happened.

weegiemum Wed 13-Mar-13 15:26:13

17 years? Wow. I was a 2nd year teacher, our school was locked down for hours (I had a class of 11 year olds!!). I worked locally at the time. Hellish day. Rip everyone involved.

signorapacino Wed 13-Mar-13 15:30:02

Thoughts with everyone involved. Horrific day. X

pictish Wed 13-Mar-13 15:43:57

My love goes out to all those that suffered at the hands of evil that day.
My mother's friend lost her granddaughter that day.

Never forgotten, always cherished in our hearts.

TooYappy Wed 13-Mar-13 15:49:31

I was working in the local hospital, working in the laboratories inputting the bloods etc, it was horrific. One of Doctors DC was involved, it was an awful time.

seeker Wed 13-Mar-13 15:51:59

My dd was 3 months old- I remember lighting a candle and showing it to her.......

expatinscotland Wed 13-Mar-13 15:53:58

The world is a shite place mostly.

AgentProvocateur Wed 13-Mar-13 16:07:05

My thoughts are with the families. I was driving down from Stirling to Glasgow, and I passed all the emergency vehicles going in the other direction. Thought there'd been a bad crash. Could never have imagined that something so awful would have happened.

Sarahplane Wed 13-Mar-13 16:11:18


sweetkitty Wed 13-Mar-13 16:18:36

I was 21 at the time and thought it was tragic and sad.

Only when I had school age children did I realise the full horror of sending your child to school never to return, it's beyond horrific.

And how crazy and sick must you be to purposely walk into a primary school with guns and shoot children, it beggars belief.

Wewereherefirst Wed 13-Mar-13 16:22:11

RIP. Absolute tragedy.

CiderwithBuda Wed 13-Mar-13 16:24:37

RIP. Never forgotten.

I was living in Vietnam and someone we knew there had a friend who lost a DD. Horrific.

Rosa Wed 13-Mar-13 16:33:23

17 Years ago .... Seems less. thoughts to the families who are still suffering and having to live with the tragedy.

chocaholic73 Wed 13-Mar-13 20:45:00

I remember I was helping in my daughter's nursery as a parent helper and the nursery nurse asked me if I had heard the news. Felt the shivers go down my spine. One of those events you never forget. My thoughts are with the families and survivors.

LovesBeingWokenEveryNight Wed 13-Mar-13 20:46:12

Thinking of them all, still remember so clearly as I was off school sick

tribpot Wed 13-Mar-13 20:47:15

Thoughts to all. A terrible, terrible day.

willyoulistentome Wed 13-Mar-13 20:51:32

I remember it very well as I was at work and had to call a large customer of ours in Scotland during that day. My normal contacts were not available as they had run out to an emergency at their kids school. Just heartbreakingly horrific.

PeppaFuckingPig Wed 13-Mar-13 20:56:50

I was off school sick, and remember watching it unfold on the news.
An absolute tragedy.

Wolfiefan Wed 13-Mar-13 20:57:17

Dreadful. Tragic. Thinking of all those who lost a loved one and those who had to deal with the victims and their families.

runningforthebusinheels Wed 13-Mar-13 21:01:19

I'll never forget it. RIP x

ssd Fri 15-Mar-13 10:35:40

I was working in north Glasgow that day, will never forget it. Can still remember Victoria's mother screaming her name out whilst being heavily pregnant. Am so very sorry for everyone involved, this is a horrific thing to have to live with. Cried and cried at the programme shown to commemorate the loss, and the special window with all the childrens favourite characters on it, am crying thinking of it now.

RIP little angels x

QOD Fri 15-Mar-13 10:37:36

Ssd I was just going to say that. I always hear "Victoria ................." When I'm reminded of Dunblane.

Horrendous day, shattered our beliefs in safety at schools.


Lovemynailstoday Fri 15-Mar-13 10:50:06

I am Scottish but was a long way from home that day. Living in New Jersey, a friend walked up to me in the shops and said "something terrible has happened in Scotland". Awful.

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