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Not again -- Gunman reportedly on Virginia Tech campus

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MileHigh, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Breaking on CNN

  2. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Was outside Dietrick, the dining hall just across the way from the dorm I lived in freshman year (Pritchard). Last seen walking toward the volleyball courts between Pritchard and Lee.
  3. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Sounds like it could be a false alarm. Let's hope so. Glad they got the word out quickly.
  4. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    CNN anchor to editor of student paper on the phone: "And where were you the last time this happened."
    Student: "I was a junior in high school."
  5. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    After the previous Va. Tech shooting, there was a gun scare at UC Irvine. They locked down everything on that side of the city. It turned out to be a student walking from his dorm to the parking lot, wearing camouflage and carrying a rifle. He was going to play paintball.
    But I'm glad the security people acted as they did.
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Does Tech have security cameras?

    Tough thing is, there needs to be a point where you have to let people go on with their lives. Do they have a set up where an "all clear" can be issued?
  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Another fine graduate of the Columbia School of Broadcasting.Not affliliated with CBS or Columbia University
  8. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Yeah, there are cameras, but it's a huge campus. Tough to keep an eye on everything at all times.
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    No, but if the teens that spotted him can give the police the time and location they saw the gunman, the system should be archived so they can pull an image of the suspect to verify the gun and where the person was going.

    My schools have archives that go back two weeks.
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