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2002-01-16 03:11:29 PM  
Hey look! now we have College shootings!....Actually, this would be graduate school shootings!
2002-01-16 03:12:08 PM  
The lawyer death jokes are funny, but it's no less sad than when someone else dies. A foreign exchange student going postal? I think he's been in America just a little too long.

However, the Dean being killed bothers me. The Dean of the department I work at is an ultra cool guy. He's really been nice to me and left a lasting impression. (about the size of his weener.. hah hah hah. had to throw a self scandalizing joke in.) I'd be pretty upset if he were shot by some punkazz, and here, that's all it would be. Some punkazz.
2002-01-16 03:13:30 PM  
Headline should have been "Future lawyer shoots other future lawyers", with an tag
2002-01-16 03:15:30 PM  
You know, usually I wouldn't comment on the lack of any sort of tact in these forums, but man. This guy just killed three people. It simply isn't funny, no matter how you look at it.
2002-01-16 03:16:00 PM  
What nationality was this foreign student?
2002-01-16 03:16:10 PM  
Sad...glad I was never so concerned about my grades that I'd go wacko and start shooting people.
2002-01-16 03:16:32 PM  
C'mon people, in another context lawyer jokes can be funny. But not in this context. Six people shot, three dead, that is sad no matter how you cut it.

I was in Iowa City, Iowa ten years ago when a disgruntled Physics student killed five people and seriously and permanently crippled another.

This shiat is no laughing matter.
2002-01-16 03:18:24 PM  

I'll admit though, the quote:

This shiat is no laughing matter.

is kind of funny in itself ;)

2002-01-16 03:19:47 PM  
If he doesn't understand that shooting people is against the law, maybe he deserved those bad grades in the first place.
Excellent satire there my friend...
2002-01-16 03:19:55 PM  
GirlyGirl "he will have plenty of time to study where he's going."

Sadly, where he is going we will end up paying for his degree, as well as a workout facility and cable television.
2002-01-16 03:20:51 PM  
I was going to post a good lawyer joke, or maybe a good Appalachia joke, or maybe both. But then I thought, "Damn," (I think in quotes) "Someone died, and I'll make a joke, and then the whole 'how can you be so insensitive' thing will kick off..."

But now I'm here, everyone's already made the good jokes, and nobody's really getting too upset about it.

So thanks for restoring my faith in Fark.

Oh, it turns out the shooter was indeed an exchange student from Scotland. McCoy was his name, and the victims were strangely enough identified at all being Hatfields....

2002-01-16 03:23:10 PM  
As I wrote that, all the 'how can you be so insensitive' types came out after all.

Now back in the closet with you!!
2002-01-16 03:24:33 PM  
Seriously AND permanently crippled? as opposed to those non serious and non permanently crippling injuries.

If we cant laugh at the sufferingof other, why did he give us a sense of humor?
2002-01-16 03:24:50 PM  
From Scotland, huh? I didn't know Harmonia was planning a visit...
2002-01-16 03:25:14 PM  
For those of you who can't find humor in everything, I would suggest you get your news someplace other than FARK.
2002-01-16 03:25:22 PM  
insert ambulance-chasing lawyer joke here:

Ok.... lol... at least the others didnt have to go far for their "on-the-job" training exercise.
2002-01-16 03:26:43 PM  
Q: What do you call 3 dead Appalachian lawyers?

A: A good start
2002-01-16 03:27:13 PM  
GirlyGirl: hopefully it is from someone he sent up, then it would be a definite lovin' grudge fark

2002-01-16 03:34:42 PM  
Fark, you'd think the asshole would just shoot himself since he was the one responsible for his grades.
2002-01-16 03:34:49 PM  
It was the United Poultry Concerns. No poultry passed the exams.
2002-01-16 03:36:03 PM  
And this is national breaking headline news because...? How does some crazy guy killing 3 people in Kentucky interest me 1,500 miles away? Is he on his way to my town to shoot me? Do I really need to know some guy went off his nut in Kentucky? NEWS FLASH NEW ORLEANS some drunk fark in a cadillac ran a redlight and killed a family of 4 who were on their way back from church, or NEWS FLASH LOS ANGELES some building owner torched one of his properties killing 5 adults and 3 children how come these stories don't make instant huge banner headlines as they break all around the US? The US news is so eager to enhance gun violence and make it seem like a rampant plague killing our children
2002-01-16 03:37:46 PM  
I was in Iowa City, Iowa ten years ago when a disgruntled Physics student killed five people and seriously and permanently crippled another.

As was I. In fact, the killer committed suicide in a room three doors down from my mom's office while my mom and her colleagues huddled under a desk behind a locked door. My mom actually held the door for the shooter as he was leaving the office where he had just killed Anne Cleary (she didn't know, of course, that Anne had just been mom was on the way in, killer was on the way out).

I was at the building within minutes of the killer being found, and I can tell you that rolling up on the scene of a killing spree is something you don't forget. It's just...terrible.

It's probably also worth mentioning that the killer in this case was also a foreign student. It's scary how much emphasis some of these students place on their academic performance. For many of them, succeeding in college doesn't just mean finding a good job to support themselves, but often means the survival of their entire family back in whichever country they've come from. Doesn't come close to making these killings OK, but it's food for thought.

2002-01-16 03:37:48 PM  
If only this shooting had of been at the start of "Legally Blonde"...

PLUS!!! Joh3092...."I was in Iowa City, Iowa ten years ago when a disgruntled Physics student killed five people and seriously and permanently crippled another."

- Obviously this not a very smart physics student. Simply by applying any one of Newton's Laws of Physics, he could have taken out many more. For shame.
2002-01-16 03:38:36 PM  
Guns don't kill people, law students kill people.
2002-01-16 03:38:48 PM  
Motherfarking tag.

2002-01-16 03:41:48 PM  
I bet he wasn't using a Metal Storm gun. He'd have scored more points if he had one.

If he had had one. Yes, the Metal Storm Gun has an excellent one-shot stop ratio, especially against unarmed civilians. Everyone, take that under advisement.
2002-01-16 03:42:24 PM  
It says the dead dean worked for Clinton in '92.

Clinton is like the friggin' Great Gatsby - indiscriminate kiss of death. Interns, dogs, deans, whatever...
2002-01-16 03:44:30 PM  
WAIT WAIT WAIT!! I got a great line-

If you can't shoot Lawyers and an Appalachian Law School, then the terrorists have already won.

That's funny, right? funny?
2002-01-16 03:48:51 PM  
SteveVT: I don't know... banjo vs. banjo comes pretty damn close!! That was hi-freakin-larious. But alas...there are dead people, we should all be more respectful of dead people. For that matter, how many little kids die of starvation daily in some 3rd world country? We should spend each and every moment in silent reflection of this. JEEBUS! I swear, if I didn't laugh at some of these things I'd turn the gun on myself.
2002-01-16 03:50:35 PM  
That Physics student was pissed over the grade curve. (theres a joke in there somewhere)

elsewhere in the world how bout this:

"Doctors bury their mistakes. Lawyers hang them. But journalists put theirs on the front page."
- Anonymous

or even better:

"I think we may class the lawyer in the natural history of monsters."
- John Keats (1795 - 1821)
2002-01-16 03:50:49 PM  
Boorite you are very right about this not being "Virginia Law School." That headline is really misleading.

Not that the Gods of Fark would know this, but when referring to any university in Virginia as "Virginia," anyone from around there thinks you are referring to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. It's not a minor point to those of us who went there. Go hoos and all that.
2002-01-16 03:53:15 PM  
Dutch: Then why'd you spell his last name wrong, douchebag?

Another xlintoon appointee bites the dust
2002-01-16 03:53:45 PM  
Lisa: "Don't worry, Mr. Hutz is still here to take care of us."
Hutz: *wakes up* "Don't touch my stuff! Hey, this isn't the YMCA..."
2002-01-16 03:56:17 PM  
I feel for your loss, dutch, too bad the newsguys miss spelled your fathers name though, that is adding insult to injury.
2002-01-16 03:56:20 PM  
Anyone notice that the diagram was drawn by a 4-year old? Since When did Virginia look like Fb's penis?
2002-01-16 03:57:24 PM  
Sheriff Lobo's on the case.
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2002-01-16 03:58:39 PM  
Was this about the 'State of Virginia versus relatives who want to engage in sex' case?
2002-01-16 03:59:17 PM  
Must ... type ... faster ...
2002-01-16 04:02:06 PM  
Potential energy explodes in a kinetic onslaught in the USA original Fatal Physicist: Blackboard of Fear!

Based on a TRUE story!
2002-01-16 04:04:54 PM  
was he from afgany?
2002-01-16 04:05:20 PM  
i take it he'll be representing himself.
2002-01-16 04:07:26 PM  

What about the lawyers, somebody has to think about the lawyers

Farking beige Trash.
2002-01-16 04:09:58 PM  
banjo vs banjo
too................funny..............must............not.............​.wet.... ..........................pants...................
2002-01-16 04:11:08 PM  
lawyers make me sick.
2002-01-16 04:12:29 PM  
This is real god-damn* funny. Maybe we can break the news to the spouses, children, and parents in the form of a stip-o-gram. They should get a laugh out of that.
2002-01-16 04:14:18 PM  
Actually, I grew up not 50 miles or so away from Grundy Virginia. It's not a very pretty place. To be honest, I had no idea whatsoever that there was even a "law" school there (as a side note, does the school have accreditation?), but Grundy is just about the 7th circle of Hades.

To give you an idea, here's a little story about Grundy. You know how some small towns will have a "Welcome to ______, A Great Place To Live" signs as you drive into the main street? Well, the sign in Grundy (at least until the early seventies) used to read "Welcome to Grundy, N-word (for African-Americans) Don't Let The Sun Set On You Here". Nice place.
2002-01-16 04:16:20 PM  
What do you call 1000 laywers at the bottom of the ocean?

Answer: A good start.
2002-01-16 04:16:26 PM  
01-16-02 03:46:57 PM
You people make me sick. I submitted this link. Anthony Sutton is my father. He's dead now.

No offense to you or yours, but how could you submit a link to fark and expect it not to be the subject of about a hundred jokes. This is the same forum that made fun of a three year old girl who got crushed to death by a falling tombstone. Welcome to fark. leave your feelings of indignation at the door.
2002-01-16 04:17:09 PM  

How dare anyone disagree with Dr.Dave. If you disagree with Dr.Dave, be gone with you!

On second thought, maybe Dr.Dave should be gone if he can't take the fact that the beauty of Fark is the breadth of opinion, the discussions, not that I should think everything on Fark is funny.

2002-01-16 04:21:55 PM  
My ex-husband got this comment back from one of his law professors last week:

""While you seem to have gone through the formalities of the assignment,\ the substance of this memo is barely of passing quality. You haven't really addressed the issues that you were asked to address, except in a superficial way. What is disturbing about this is that you write well, so it's clear that you're capable of doing reasonably good work.

While I don't enjoy being this critical, sometimes that's what it takes to impress upon someone just how high the standards of performance are in your chosen profession."

Everybody wonders why lawyers are a**holes, and from these remarks, I think can see why. Law school makes them mean. On the other hand, I divorced the bastard as soon as he announced his intention to go to law school. I could see it coming from a mile away.
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