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post #1 of 213
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Don't know if anyone has heard this yet, but at my school, Virginia Tech, there have been 22 students killed as a result of at least two gunmen.

I was walking from my dorm, East Ambler-Johnston, this morning (which is attached to West Ambler-Johnston, "AJ", as we call it, and is actually one dorm, but split into East and West because it is so big), and saw a heck of a lot of commotion. There were at least 20 cop cars speeding around the drillfield, down washington and prices fork streets, and all of them were going 60+ with sirens blazing. I figured there had been another bomb threat, there have been a few in the past few days but we haven't thought much of them (probably students wanting to get out of a test or who knows what).

At any rate, I called my roommate, who has a police radio and is a firefighter and EMT, and found out there had been a shooting in West AJ at around 7:00 before I woke up. This was ultimately surprising, but I was probably in a deep sleep and didn't hear anything. As we entered class, our teacher basically admitted that we weren't having class and brought up the vt.ed webpage on the screen and continued to use the internet. Meanwhile, a student in class found out from her friend that there was another shooting in Norris hall involving three students and a professor that brought the death toll to 5 people. I am not sure what happened from there, but needless to say, things escaladed pretty quickly because there are now 22 people dead as of this post.

The first report we heard as to the gunman was that they had one in custody. That is either completely false or there was another gunman, because there were more shootings after that. Now they're saying there was one and he is dead, I believe.

Guess I'll post more if I learn more. This is shocking and surprising, needless to say. Nothing like this besides the William Morva incident has ever happened here and this place is literally just a quiet town in the middle of nowhere.
post #2 of 213
This is awful.

Just heard on CNN this is the deadliest campus shooing in U.S. history?
post #3 of 213
This is just awful

I really don't know what to say
post #4 of 213
Third thread, your typing made it late

Anyway, stay safe dude. The CNN link says it's a twin shooting. Pretty horrible luck if they aren't coordinated if you ask me..
post #5 of 213
Damn that is horrible. Yeah I heard about it on CNN when I was at my weightlifting class this morning.
post #6 of 213
I am stunned and saddened. Virginia Tech is my alma mater, and my prayers go out to each and every student, faculty member, Virginia Tech employee, and family member.
post #7 of 213
Yeah, saw it on CNN when they only knew 1 was dead.

Glad you're safe though.
post #8 of 213
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Don't know if anyone has heard this yet, but at my school, Virginia Tech, there have been 22 students killed as a result of at least two gunmen.

I was walking from my dorm, East Ambler-Johnston, this morning (which is attached to West Ambler-Johnston, "AJ", as we call it, and is actually one dorm, but split into East and West because it is so big), and saw a heck of a lot of commotion. There were at least 20 cop cars speeding around the drillfield, down washington and prices fork streets, and all of them were going 60+ with sirens blazing. I figured there had been another bomb threat, there have been a few in the past few days but we haven't thought much of them (probably students wanting to get out of a test or who knows what).

At any rate, I called my roommate, who has a police radio and is a firefighter and EMT, and found out there had been a shooting in West AJ at around 7:00 before I woke up. This was ultimately surprising, but I was probably in a deep sleep and didn't hear anything. As we entered class, our teacher basically admitted that we weren't having class and brought up the vt.ed webpage on the screen and continued to use the internet. Meanwhile, a student in class found out from her friend that there was another shooting in Norris hall involving three students and a professor that brought the death toll to 5 people. I am not sure what happened from there, but needless to say, things escaladed pretty quickly because there are now 22 people dead as of this post.

The first report we heard as to the gunman was that they had one in custody. That is either completely false or there was another gunman, because there were more shootings after that. Now they're saying there was one and he is dead, I believe.

Guess I'll post more if I learn more. This is shocking and surprising, needless to say. Nothing like this besides the William Morva incident has ever happened here and this place is literally just a quiet town in the middle of nowhere.
6 yrs ago.. Someone from my school was planning something like this. De Anza CC. He had tons of weapons, including pipe bombs & other home made exposives he was going to rig on the campus.. But the dummy had pictures of this being developed at Walgreens, & one of the workers seen the pics & notified the police..
post #9 of 213
Single shooter. Apparently he went to the dorms to kill his girlfriend, then moved to the engineering building to slaughter more people.

May the victims RIP.
post #10 of 213
very sad indeed. it's difficult to process this type of info. it's hard to understand how this type of thing happens. my thoughts are with the
va. tech community.
post #11 of 213
I hope the shooter's soul rot in hell.
post #12 of 213
UPDATE

Fox News reporting

32 dead

28 injured

4 critically
post #13 of 213
I saw this on CNN about two hours ago while I was in the campus store center during lunch. This is freightening and horrible. My thoughts go out to the families of those who were lost and those who were injured.

Regards,
Tom
post #14 of 213
Thread Starter 
OK, looks like the death toll is fluctuating, they won't confirm anything. I'm still pretty sure the majority of them took place in Norris. I believe there was only one in AJ (my residence hall). Although I am hearing over the poliece radio that they're also locking down McBryde hall, so I suspect there may have been some incident there.
post #15 of 213
Yea, when the first post popped up here, I read it and then realized it was popping up everywhere.
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