Student killed at Va. Tech was St. Jude parishioner

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Daniel Patrick O'Neil, 22, of Lincoln has been confirmed as one of the victims of the mass shooting on the campus of Virginia Tech. The son of Mr. and Mrs. William O'Neil, Daniel was a 2002 graduate of Lincoln High School and was enrolled in the university's graduate engineering program. The family are members of St. Jude Parish. Yesterday, Father Bernard C. Lavin described the O'Neils as "a nice, good family," and the shooting as "a tragedy for the entire parish," which in the last two years has endured other untimely deaths as well. No further information was available at press time.

(This article originally appeared in The Providence Visitor)