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Old 04-16-2007, 11:11 AM   #1
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school shooting (again)

This is the 2nd time a gunman has been loose on campus. I don't know if it is just one this time, police haven't said much of anything yet.

Early this morning, 7ish, there were gunshots fired at one of the dorms. Residents came out to find 2 people (one of them an RA) covered in blood. The only official statement on this is that one person is dead, and one is injured.

I'm sick to my stomach. I worked in Residence Life last year, and the RA shot was one of my students. I didn't want anybody to die from this, but I just really really hope he isn't dead. We were having a party tonight, I was looking forward to seeing him again.

I don't know what to do. I don't know what to tell my students. My head is spinning, my heart is hurting. I can't focus on anything.

I just heard there was a 2nd shooting later at 10am with multiple shots and multiple victims at an academic building. One person has been caught and is in custody, and they are searching for a 2nd suspect.

I'm shaking. Please, offer prayers and positive thoughts to all those who were involved. I'm supposed to comfort my students about this, but I can't even comfort myself.

Things have been crazy on campus. We've had some bomb threats in a few building last week too. We're all pretty stressed out.
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:17 AM   #2
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Virginia Tech reports shooting, one killed
Associated Press
Last updated: Monday, April 16th, 2007 07:52:45 AM

BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA -- At least one person has been killed in a shooting at a Virginia Tech dorm.

A state government official reports another person is wounded. A posting on the school's Web site warns that the "gunman is loose on the campus."

Virginia Tech officials have canceled classes for the day. Students, faculty and staff have been warned to stay inside and stay away from windows.

School officials say the shooting happened Monday morning at one of the largest dorms on campus. It houses nearly 900 students.
My coworker's youngest kid is a freshman down there, and she is freaking out. Apparently the guy is still loose and unofficial rumor has it that there are a lot more than 1 casualty. Total chaos.
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:20 AM   #3
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:21 AM   #4
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I went to Tech and that was my dorm.
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:24 AM   #5
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I am truly at a loss for the right words right now. The whole situation is horrible and incredibly sad . For everyone involved and their families I offer my thoughts and :Pray: :Pray: :Pray: With all of my heart I hope that your student will be ok.

As for you I believe it's understandable that you are not sure how to comfort your students. Like everyone else you are in a complete state of shock right now. Know it's not much but you have my complete comfort and support Honestly wish there was something more that I could do for you. Please take care of yourself and stay safe. Perhaps just being surrounded by your fellow students right now will possibly help.

My heart truly goes out to all of you there
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:39 AM   #7
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One of my students was shot. I can't stop shaking/crying. I'm safe at my apt though.

Mods, can you merge my thread in Zoo with this one? Sorry, I didn't realize Sula had posted this.

There was actually another shooting incident 3 hours later at an academic building. 8-9 victims it sounds like.

Campus is shut down. The police are planning an evacuation for today. There will be a convocation tomorrow. I think this is bigger than I expected.
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:43 AM   #8
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I thought about you immediately when I heard. The coworker who sits next to me has a son who is a freshman there ,and she's really upset. I wish I could say something encouraging, but at least know that positive thoughts and prayers are going in your direction.
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I am so sorry. Please stay safe.

My prayers today will be for you and your students. I cannot imagine.
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Oh my god, that's awful.

Thinking of you Mia, and everyone else.
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17 students are confirmed to being treated at the local hospital (gunshot wounds & injuries) and 7 students have been sent to some other hospitals for trauma.

the 2nd shooting happened in a classroom.

this is surreal.
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Wow.

I have friends who work on campus. I hope everyone's okay.
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Wow - horrible news. Stay safe.
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Old 04-16-2007, 12:12 PM   #14
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Wow--I hadn't heard about the second shooting. I'm really sorry about your student, unico, and I will keep the campus community in my prayers. I teach at a university, too, so stories like these always hit close to home.

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I'm sorry, Mia. Be safe.
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