Virginia-TechBLACKSBURG, Va., Dec. 14, 2012 – The following is an open letter to the Virginia Tech community from Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger:

We of the greater Virginia Tech community know, from our experience, of the unending sorrow and horror that has now descended on the Newtown, Conn., community. No words can express how they now feel over this senseless and insane tragedy. Our words seem so inadequate in light of their plight. Still, we extend our deepest condolences, thoughts, and prayers to the Newtown community as it begins to cope with their grief and blackness.