Virginia Tech Parents’ Reaction 

Lynette Ribaudo’s 22-year old daughter graduated from Virginia Tech in December but she still lives just minutes from the Blacksburg, Virginia campus.

Ribaudo’s daughter, Allison, was working at a local mall when the shootings took place.

Like many students Allison is still trying to make sense of what happened.

Ribaudo says Allison did know a couple of the people involved in Monday’s shooting.

One of her friends was shot and another was injured while jumping out of a classroom. Both should be okay.

Ribaudo says it’s hard to comfort her daughter during this time, adding all she can do is talk to her and try to reassure her that not everyone is bad.