Editor's note: Two Penn State University students dressed up as April 16 shooting victims for Halloween, and since then have received a tremendous amount of backlash. Below is a letter to the editor from the Penn State student association.
Dear Students of Virginia Tech,
On behalf of the student body of Penn State, we extend our continued support of Virginia Tech and the Blacksburg community.
Please do not allow the actions of two individuals to overshadow the outpouring of compassion that has come from Penn Staters over the last several months. These individuals do not represent the Nittany Lion nation and we fully condemn their actions, which in no way reflect the unwavering support from our student body for the victims, families and friends at Virginia Tech.
Our sincerest sympathies are with all Hokies and as president of the Penn State undergraduate student body, please accept my most sincere apologies and please know that Penn State still holds the utmost respect for those connected to Virginia Tech.
Hillary Lewis, President of the University Park Undergraduate Association