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New Virginia Tech shooting today :(

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by twoclones, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    Virginia Tech Shooting: Lockdown After Two Killed, Including a Police Officer - Yahoo! News

    Virginia Tech Shooting: Lockdown After Two Killed, Including a Police Officer
    By CHRISTINA NG | ABC News – 1 hr 11 mins ago

    Virginia Tech Shooting: Lockdown After Two Killed, Including a Police Officer (ABC …
    Virginia Tech University, the site of the country's worst massacre, is on lockdown after two people, including a police officer, were shot and killed on the campus.
    The school said the suspect is at large and students are being told, "Stay indoors. Secure in place."

    An alert on the Virginia Tech school's website said: "There is an active campus alert in Blacksburg. Everyone should seek shelter or stay where you are. Blacksburg Transit service is suspended until the alert is lifted."

    Virginia Tech spokesman Mark Owczarski said a campus police officer stopped a vehicle shortly after noon today in the school's Coliseum parking lot, near McComas Hall.
    "During the traffic stop. the officer was shot and killed. There were witnesses to this shooting," Owczarski said in the statement.
    "Witnesses reported to police the shooter fled on foot heading toward the Cage, a parking lot near Duck Pond Drive. At that parking lot, a second person was found. That person is also deceased," he said.

    Owczarski said there was a dragnet for the gunman.
    VThe campus community should continue to shelter in place and visitors should not come to campus," he said.

    The school is saying that the suspect is a white male wearing a gray sweatpants, a gray hat with a neon green brim, a maroon hoodie and a backpack, according to the Associated Press.

    Wednesday was the school's last day of classes for the semester and today is Reading Day, a day for studying on which classes are not held. Fall semester final exams begin on Friday.

    Virginia Tech was the site of the deadliest mass shooting in the United States in 2007 when Seung-Hui Cho killed 33 students, faculty members and himself during a shooting rampage on the campus. Cho was a senior in English at the school.
    After the shooting at Virginia Tech, tighter security measures were instituted in schools all over the country, including new protocols for notifying students of emergencies that utilized text messages and social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.

    On Wednesday, Virginia Tech officials appeared in court to attempt to block $55,000 in fines connected to the 2007 shooting, according to the Associated Press The Education Department claims that the school violated the law by waiting over two hours before notifying students via email that a students had been shot. The school argues that it acted appropriately and is being held to high standards that did not exist at the time of the shooting.
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  2. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Glad it wasn't an Asian guy
     
  3. dieselben47

    dieselben47 yamhill/mcminnville Member

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    I THOUGHT THIS WAS A GUN FREE SCHOOL? HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN?
     
  4. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    In a "gun free zone" you don't have the right to bare arms, but you do have the right to hide....

    ........................Also Sarcasm, sorry if it went over anybody's head...................:dunno:
     
  5. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Josephine County Active Member

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    Hang on here come's the stampede of anti gun people.
     
  6. dieselben47

    dieselben47 yamhill/mcminnville Member

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    IT WAS SARCASM!
     
  7. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    As an asian guy















    I laughed at this.
     
  8. CleverName

    CleverName Southern Oregon Active Member

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    Get ready for a bunch of fear mongering advertisements from places like One Source.
     
  9. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Free shooting area for any gunman that ignores the rules/laws!!
     
  10. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    A CRIMINAL ignored the rules/laws, guess they didn't get the memo!


    Wait, maybe they did get the memo and knew there would be no one there to shoot back?
     
  11. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    I believe this is the thought process:
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  12. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    BTW, the "Two Killed" was just the officer and the guy then offed himself. This wasn't another "school shooting", just some nut that wanted to kill a cop then not go to prison for it by killing himself (probably the most selfish thing he could have done, but at least he saved the justice system a couple years and thousands of dollars worth of tax payer money to sentence and try him).

    Nevertheless, this incident has got my brain ticking away at a volunteer school security group. Something like a bunch of armed citizens in reflective vests patrolling the perimeters of schools. Thinking about bringing it up with the local city council.
     
  13. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    That should wake some people up!
     
  14. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You never know when some crazy person will decide to do something crazy like killing innocent people.

    That is the biggest reason I believe in our right to practice and participate in the 2nd amendment.

    I wish I could in the city of Portland beyond my property boundaries.

    I could if if take a class, ask for permission and pay a few to get a CHL permit. Yep, I think I remember reading that somewhere in the 2nd Amendment....No, Not really.