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Virginia Tech School Shooting:

I don't think I saw a pre-existing thread on this. If there is one, I do apologize. Lock this.

From CNN:

The campus of Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg is on lockdown after a report of shots being fired on the campus. The suspected shooter is described as a white male wearing gray sweat pants, a gray hat with a neon green brim and a maroon hoodie and carrying a backpack, according to the university's website. Those on campus should seek shelter or stay where they are, the website says

From the campus website:

From VT Alerts (1:12 p.m.): Suspect remains at large. A police officer has been shot. A potential second victim is reported at the Cage lot. Stay indoors. Secure in place.

From VT Alerts (12:47 p.m.): Suspect described as white male, gray sweat pants, gray hat w/neon green brim, maroon hoodie and backpack. On foot towards Mc Comas. Call 911

From VT Alerts (12:37 p.m.): Gun shots reported- Coliseum Parking lot. Stay Inside. Secure doors. Emergency personnel responding. Call 911 for help.

Shots fired in the performing arts building according to the feed I'm listening to. He was spotted earlier at the Fire Station.

edited 8th Dec '11 10:53:46 AM by Pentadragon

 3 Clarste, Thu, 8th Dec '11 10:52:39 AM Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Three Steps
Same school? How odd.

complete noob
This is really disheartening.

Although one suspect has been arrested, students are reporting shots near Torgersen Hall. Two people are known to have been shot.

Unconfirmed reports that one officer is dead.

Two people now confirmed to be dead. The shooter is still at large.

Shots fired outside Johnson Hall according to a 911 call.

edited 8th Dec '11 10:58:48 AM by Pentadragon

 7 strawberryflavored, Thu, 8th Dec '11 11:20:39 AM from Virginia Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
Legal zombie
There's unconfirmed information that there has been one person arrested, and there is another being chased by police.

EDIT:Well, apparently there is no one in police custody right now.

edited 8th Dec '11 11:21:19 AM by strawberryflavored

Death? What's that?
Student Center is under lockdown. No one is getting in or out of the building. A SWAT van has been parked outside. FBI agents storming campus.

Aside from that, there are a lot of conflicting reports.

EDIT: Police are interested in a maroon Mitsubishi car, not sure if that is related to the incident.

edited 8th Dec '11 11:27:10 AM by Pentadragon

 9 Barkey, Thu, 8th Dec '11 12:42:34 PM from Bunker 051 Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War Profiteer
Straight up bad luck for lightning to strike twice like that..
The AR-15 is responsible for 95% of all deaths each year. The rest of the deaths are from obesity and drone strikes.
Lover of masks.
It probably wasn't bad luck. I think if it's two gunmen it probably has a reason.
Please.
NCC - 1701
When I first this thread in the OTC list, I was like "Who the hell makes a thread about that shooting after all these years??"

And now I realize, it IS another one.

May God help us all.
It was an honor
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This post has been thumped with the mod stick. This means knock it off.
You exist because we allow it and you will end because we demand it.
 13 Oscredwin, Thu, 8th Dec '11 12:53:47 PM from The Frozen East
Cold.
[up] The people you mention all have guns or are surrounded by security. If you want to pop off a couple dozen rounds into some authorities (like teachers), and not get shot at you need to go to a gun free zone.
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 14 lord Gacek, Thu, 8th Dec '11 12:55:57 PM from Kansas of Europe
KVLFON
The people who go postal don't go postal on those whom some armchair wannabe Stalin pegged as Enemy Of The People, they go postal on people who pissed them off. Like, random folks at school or workplace. cool
"Atheism is the religion whose followers are easiest to troll"
NCC - 1701
I'd prefer people not go postal in the first place. On anyone. I mean, I have fantasies of some hero spraying a couple rounds in Westboro Baptist Church, but even then, just so scare them, not actually to kill them.
It was an honor
 16 pvtnum 11, Thu, 8th Dec '11 1:00:08 PM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
linkup
People don't go crazy in a rational fashion.
Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
 17 Barkey, Thu, 8th Dec '11 1:02:29 PM from Bunker 051 Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War Profiteer
^

This.
The AR-15 is responsible for 95% of all deaths each year. The rest of the deaths are from obesity and drone strikes.
[up][up]I like this phrase

edited 8th Dec '11 1:03:33 PM by Beholderess

If we disagree, that much, at least, we have in common
 19 Radical Taoist, Thu, 8th Dec '11 1:44:33 PM from the #GUniverse
 20 Best Of, Thu, 8th Dec '11 1:46:54 PM from Finland Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC!
People don't go crazy in a rational fashion.

As Terry Pratchett so often points out, the ones that do are the worst of the bunch.
I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day. - Douglas Adams
 21 De Marquis, Thu, 8th Dec '11 2:02:25 PM from Hell, USA Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Who Am I?
Ahem, back on topic. As far as I can tell, this happened at a traffic stop and has only affected two people. Reports are sketchy, but it seems at least plausible that someone shot a police officer because he/she caught them doing something illegal, and perhaps a bystander got caught in the process. At any event, this doesn't feel like a mass shooting, more like criminal behavior. The fact it happened at VT is probably a coincidence.
“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
Mentor
Any more confirmed news?

Pro-Freedom Fanatic
I'm sad about the bystander. sad

edited 8th Dec '11 2:07:04 PM by SavageHeathen

You exist because we allow it and you will end because we demand it.
 24 lord Gacek, Thu, 8th Dec '11 2:09:18 PM from Kansas of Europe
KVLFON
Heh heh, I was curious if you'd notice that. cool
"Atheism is the religion whose followers are easiest to troll"
 25 Blue Ninja 0, Thu, 8th Dec '11 3:09:32 PM from The Middle of Nowhere Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Slowly dying on the inside
I have fantasies of some hero spraying a couple rounds in Westboro Baptist Church, but even then, just so scare them, not actually to kill them. - Starship Maxima
Paintball guns. With rainbow paint. Just saying.

So, this isn't a copycat or a 15-minutes-of-fame-seeker? That's ... a good thing, in this instance, right?
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