As I write this, the death toll at Virginia Tech is reported to be 31 ... higher than both the University of Texas tower shootings (16) and Columbine (15), and when the final grim toll of the dead is tallied it will be bigger than both combined.
To read an updated version of the VT story, please click here.
UPDATE: The toll today (4/17) stands at 33 dead, including the shooter. It is now, officially, the deadliest mass shooting in American history, more than doubling the morbid prior records.
What a waste.