It's always sad to hear about things like this. I had a minor freak out, because I know guest_age lives in Virginia (ok, so it's actually West Virginia, but I suck at American geography).
I completely forgot though, that some of my family recently moved to Virginia. I have one cousin who is still in high school, but takes college courses. It turns out he's not taking them at Virginia Tech, but that is the school that he's going to next year, and he was visiting there two days ago.