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atlfootr
04-16-2007, 11:19 AM
Breaking news at Virginia Tech this morning, two separate shootings on campus.
Police are uncertain if either are related ...

betsy&david Harrison
04-16-2007, 11:21 AM
Just read this story. Too much stress on campus?

dmayer84
04-16-2007, 12:52 PM
20 Confirmed dead:mad::cry:

Sodar
04-16-2007, 12:57 PM
20 Confirmed dead:mad:

22 now :( :mad: :(

atlfootr
04-16-2007, 01:18 PM
22 now :( :mad: :(Question now is WHY WHY WHY :confused:
And how many more will have to die, before this guy put down himself.

TMCNo1
04-16-2007, 01:26 PM
That's what will happen someday here on TT, someone will trip from all the stress and go propeller on a bunch of us.

dmayer84
04-16-2007, 01:27 PM
they had a bomb threat on friday

atlfootr
04-16-2007, 01:39 PM
I called that one right on the money :twocents:
ABC reports 29-30 ppl dead before shooter turns gun on himself taking his own life.

atlfootr
04-16-2007, 01:48 PM
What a total waste of life, killing all those innocent students :(
At least (he) the gunman was thoughtful enough the kill himself and spare the tax payers all the added expense.

Our prayers are now w/ the students and families.

betsy&david Harrison
04-16-2007, 01:58 PM
This really is a terrible tragedy. Working on an open campus always leaves you thinking if you are next. Public access, like where I work, is not always a good thing. Prayers are with the families.

atlfootr
04-16-2007, 02:04 PM
Just listening to student interview from VT on CNN News right now .... talking about Friday's bomb threat.
Now showing on CNN is a student cellphone video of shooting incident ....

atlfootr
04-16-2007, 02:21 PM
CNN reports 3,000 plus hits of Internet viewers, watching the cellphone video of the shooting.
I-Report - Gunshots captured on students cellphone

President Bush @ 4:15PM today comments on today's shooting.
Now reports say 31 dead ... count continues to rise.

atlfootr
04-16-2007, 02:45 PM
Associated Press reports 31 dead as this is the most deadlest rampage in U.S. History.

Ric
04-16-2007, 03:04 PM
reading this stuff makes me sick!!

atlfootr
04-16-2007, 03:16 PM
< UPDATE > Now upto 900,000 hits of student cellphone video ... watched on CNN.com
32 Dead, including the shooter as if he counts and 29 injiuried

trickskier
04-16-2007, 03:22 PM
Absolutely HORRIBLE...............What's wrong with people? Why do they have to take someone else's life if they intend on commiting suicide in the first place?

atlfootr
04-16-2007, 03:27 PM
< UPDATE > Now upto 900,000 hits of student cellphone video ... watched on CNN.com
32 Dead, including the shooter as if he counts and 29 injiuriedIt's believed that the "gunman" was a possible student, however currently this is not yet confirmed.
Today's shooting is now begin referred to as "The College Columbine" of shootings.

Ric
04-16-2007, 03:30 PM
I have not seen a moment of tv coverage of this today so the pics online have me wondering how it all transpired.... It would appear that some students were being hauled out as suspects.... almost in a position which makes me think they were being taken out without their approval like a protester would be carried off by police?????????

Jesus_Freak
04-16-2007, 03:31 PM
Our prayers are now w/ the students and families.

Absolutely!

Jerseydave
04-16-2007, 04:11 PM
This is a horrific tragedy, the worst shooting in US history. :(

Why, why, why would anyone do this to innocent people???

My heart goes out to the families of the people who were killed.

Is anyone here on TT close to any VT students?

ripperchick
04-16-2007, 07:35 PM
God Bless Virginia Tech and all those involved!

TMCNo1
04-16-2007, 07:37 PM
It's all this wind, I tell you, it's the wind!

It is such a unfortunate tragedy and our prayers are with the students, faculty, parents and friends at VT.

JohnE
04-16-2007, 07:38 PM
Stomache wrenching.

Maristar210
04-16-2007, 08:09 PM
Awful. All those affected are in my thoughts and prayers this evening.

JohnnyB
04-16-2007, 08:17 PM
Just read two students were killed in the dorm and the rest were in a rampage of the engineering building. The dorm incident was thought to be a "domestic disturbance".

What ever happened to those college days where you fought stress chemically at the local bars or party houses! They should've never raised the drinking age.

Seriously, thoughts and prayers for students and families at VT.

ProTour X9
04-16-2007, 08:53 PM
This is a horrific tragedy, the worst shooting in US history. :(

Why, why, why would anyone do this to innocent people???

My heart goes out to the families of the people who were killed.

Is anyone here on TT close to any VT students?



My cousins uncle works there but is currently in Europe

What a tragedy:( :( :mad:

ProTour X9
04-16-2007, 08:55 PM
Thoughts and prayers out also.........

BriEOD
04-16-2007, 09:40 PM
My cousin goes to VT and is an undergrad in the engineering dept. Fortunately, she is ok (mentally and physically). We were all relieved.

milkmania
04-16-2007, 10:18 PM
when I went to mow the yard earlier, cnn had report of one killed and the shooter captured


dang, things turned bad.

so tragic:(

Ric
04-17-2007, 08:45 AM
the last news I caught last night was nothing more than pundits speculating... Was there more than one shooter?

I was not there but how do 33 people get killed by one guy who is walking around?

My mind wanders immediately to the "let's roll" guy on that plane September 11th.

atlfootr
04-17-2007, 01:05 PM
MTV just rolled info regarding idenity of shooter ...
Said, he was Chio - Wang 23 year old Male w/ English Major

I think that was his name, not that it matters much anymore.

milkmania
04-17-2007, 01:30 PM
MTV just rolled info regarding idenity of shooter ...
Said, he was Chio - Wang 23 year old Male w/ English Major

I think that was his name, not that it matters much anymore.

as long as it rhymes with dead and mofo!:mad:

Ric
04-17-2007, 01:49 PM
yang will be the new poster child for gun control
hide and watch

Monte
04-17-2007, 02:44 PM
yang will be the new poster child for gun control
hide and watch

It has already started:( He bought the semi-auto 9mm 31 days ago w/ a ton of ammo.. Said it was for target practice:mad: Guns don't kill people.. people kill people...
Had he not bought it from a gun shop he would have bought it off the black market IMHO

sanjuan23
04-17-2007, 02:49 PM
Terribly sad and tragic. Only problem now is that every media outlet in the known world will twist and turn everything. I absolutely loathe the media with speculation etc. directly following tragedy. The finger pointing has already begun.

Of course the media reports the serial numbers had been filed off of the weapons.

sand2snow22
04-17-2007, 02:49 PM
Just saw that he wrote some pretty violent and twisted plays :confused: Thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families......

TMCNo1
04-18-2007, 09:35 PM
Did everyone see the video and pics he mailed between the two shooting episodes that surfaced today? He was a sicko and had some serious issues.

Slinkyredfoot
04-18-2007, 09:43 PM
Do we really have to bring up stuff like this right now?? I am checking out....

Maristar210
04-18-2007, 10:41 PM
Do we really have to bring up stuff like this right now?? I am checking out....

Your personal connection is terrible and we surely feel bad for you and your friend. I am sorry.....

betsy&david Harrison
04-18-2007, 10:49 PM
Slink...I am sooo sorry for you. My heart and prayers are with you and so many others. The nation is praying for all of you.

Ric
04-19-2007, 08:10 AM
Do we really have to bring up stuff like this right now?? I am checking out.... slinky, hope you return soon. I must have missed the part about your relationship with any victims of this rampage.
My prayers are with your family as well.

Ric
04-20-2007, 11:13 AM
Terribly sad and tragic. Only problem now is that every media outlet in the known world will twist and turn everything. I absolutely loathe the media with speculation etc. directly following tragedy. The finger pointing has already begun.

Of course the media reports the serial numbers had been filed off of the weapons.


media twisting and turning? whatever do you mean?

atlfootr
04-20-2007, 09:21 PM
It's now a totally proven fact, that you can find ANYTHING on the Internet :noface:
Moment of silence observed across the country

http://a.abclocal.go.com/graphics/v3/global/stockgraphics/icons/wabc_byline.gif Eyewitness News Team

(Blacksburg-WABC, April 20, 2007)


http://a.abclocal.go.com/images/wabc/cms_exf_2005/news/vtcoverage041707120.jpg Eyewitness News at Virginia Tech

List of those killed:

Matt La Porte, 20
Dumont, NJ
Freshman, University Studies
Caitlin Hammaren, 19
Westtown, NY
Sophomore, International Studies and French
Julia Pryde, 23
Middletown, NJ
Graduate Student
Michael Pohle, 23
Raritan, NJ
Senior, Biological Sciences
Mary Karen Read, 19
Annandale, Va.
Student
Jamie Bishop, 35
Instructor
Foreign Languages and Literatures (German)
G.V. Loganathan, 51
Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Kevin Granata
Professor
Engineering Science and Mechanics
Liviu Librescu, 76
Professor
Engineering Science and Mechanics
Jocelyne Couture-Nowack
Instructor
French
Juan Ortiz, 26
Puerto Rico
Graduate Student, Civil Engineering
Jarrett Lane, 22
Narrows, Va.
Senior, Civil Engineering
Ryan Clark, 22
Columbia County, Ga. Senior, Biology and English
Leslie Sherman
Sophomore, History and International Studies
Maxine Turner, 22
Vienna, Va.
Senior, Chemical Engineering
Henry Lee
Roanoke, Va.
Freshman, Computer Engineering
Reema Samaha, 18
Centreville, Va.
Freshman
Emily Hilscher, 19
Woodville, Va.
Freshman, Animal and Poultry Sciences, Equine Science
Ross Alameddin, 20
Saugus, MA
Sophomore, English
Daniel Perez Cueva, 21
Peru
Student, International Relations
Austin Cloyd
Blacksburg, VA
International Studies
Waleed Shaalan
Minal Panchal, 26
India
Freshman, Building Science
Erin Peterson
Virginia
Lauren Ashley McCain, 20
Hampton, VA
International Studies
Dan O'Neill, 22
Lafayette, RI
Student
Rachael Hill, 18
Glen Allen, VA
Student
Matthew Gwaltney, 24
Chester, VA
Graduate Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Jeremy Herbstritt, 27
Bellefonte, PA
Nicole Regina White
Carrollton, VA
Brian Bluhm, 25
Cedar Rapids, MI
Graduate Student, Civil Engineering
Partahi Lombantoruan, 34
Indonesia
Doctoral Student, Civil Engineering

atlfootr
04-20-2007, 11:09 PM
NOW NASA EMPLOYEE SNAPS :rolleyes: