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(MIT) NewsFlash MIT advising people to "shelter in place" after reports of a person with a long rifle and body armor on campus (UPDATE: report "unfounded")   (emergency.mit.net) divider line 291
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2013-02-23 10:14:40 AM
This is why people try to take away our nice things.
 
2013-02-23 10:14:41 AM
chaching
 
2013-02-23 10:14:53 AM
If only nerds carried guns like responsible adults this wouldn't be an issue.
 
2013-02-23 10:15:06 AM
Sheldon finally pushed Howard over the edge...
 
2013-02-23 10:15:19 AM
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-23 10:15:25 AM
Slow news day?
 
2013-02-23 10:15:44 AM
That's it, I'm building a bunker.

/bunkers can have the internet, right
 
2013-02-23 10:16:03 AM
Release the battlebot army. You know they have one.
 
2013-02-23 10:16:05 AM
Here's hoping it's just a dude with an umbrella or something similarly lame.
 
2013-02-23 10:16:06 AM
USA! USA!
 
2013-02-23 10:16:21 AM
LARPer sighting?
 
2013-02-23 10:16:31 AM
My bet is it turns out to be a person with a walking stick and a puffy insulated vest.
 
2013-02-23 10:16:34 AM
Those wacky MIT pranksters...
 
2013-02-23 10:16:36 AM
It is Massachussetts. More than likely it is someone carrying a broom handle wearing a flyfishing vest.
 
2013-02-23 10:16:37 AM
"A gun-free zone?"

How's that workin' for ya, MIT?
 
2013-02-23 10:16:41 AM

lilplatinum: If only nerds carried guns like responsible adults this wouldn't be an issue.


Body armor.
 
2013-02-23 10:16:49 AM
At MIT, the kid likely built all of it himself.
 
2013-02-23 10:17:12 AM
netwrok.us
 
2013-02-23 10:17:26 AM
not this shiat again.
 
2013-02-23 10:17:35 AM
Sigh
 
2013-02-23 10:18:28 AM
Now is not the time to have a discussion about gun control.
 
2013-02-23 10:18:35 AM
@BreakingNews  Cambridge, Mass., police search building where gunman is reported on MIT campus with negative results - @CambridgePolice
 
2013-02-23 10:18:42 AM
www.studiohowell.com
 
2013-02-23 10:18:57 AM
None of the news channels seem to be carrying this. CNN is still prattelling on about bodies in water tanks.
 
2013-02-23 10:19:00 AM
Is it a bad guy on a homicidal rampage or a NRA-certified good guy on a homicidal rampage?
 
GBB
2013-02-23 10:19:20 AM

lenfromak: At MIT, the kid likely built 3D printed all of it himself.

 
2013-02-23 10:19:34 AM
Time to roll back the sign?  We were doing so well.
 
2013-02-23 10:19:42 AM
Come on, are there no Farkers on the MIT campus?
 
2013-02-23 10:19:57 AM
cdn.head-fi.org
 
2013-02-23 10:20:20 AM
Uh oh, someone 3D printed a gun at the Media Lab.
 
2013-02-23 10:20:35 AM
instant news hero? check.  soon to hear about some person that everyone knows has mental issues? check.  everybody pointing at guns while ignoring the previous two issues?  check.  lulz.
 
2013-02-23 10:20:54 AM
You know what defeats standard body armor?

www.aimsurplus.com
 
2013-02-23 10:20:57 AM
I bet it's gonna be categorized as an assault musket.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-23 10:21:01 AM
According to campus lore MIT campus police can actually shoot and hit their target, unlike city cops. Colleges are otherwise gun free zones in Massachusetts, absent permission from the chief of campus police and (last I heard) the chief would not give permission to anybody.
 
2013-02-23 10:21:05 AM
The thing is, that "Main group building" is a farking huge complex of buildings that holds basically 70-80% of the academic facilities (classrooms, department headquarters, etc.) on campus.    It's going to take forever to search that thing.

It's also *completely open.*  Anyone can get in at any time.  I was strolling through the hallways at 1 am a couple of years ago (I'm an alum) and saw a homeless dude sleeping right out side the registrar's office.

My guess is that, if they find a gunman, that might change.
 
2013-02-23 10:21:09 AM
www.whitehousehistory.org

Sheltering in place ...
 
2013-02-23 10:21:26 AM
So.... Real gun or shovel?
 
2013-02-23 10:21:41 AM
Hopefully just a nerd on his way to Bi-mon-sci-fi-con.
 
2013-02-23 10:22:03 AM

BlippityBleep: everybody pointing at guns while ignoring the previous two issues?  check.  lulz.


What do you mean "everybody?"

NYS just put in place a gun law that strengthens mental health reporting.

lulz indeed. I love my state.
 
2013-02-23 10:22:17 AM

gadian: Time to roll back the sign?  We were doing so well.


All we know is that he's been a responsible gun owner for many, many years.

/Hope it turns out to be an umbrella and puffy jacket
 
2013-02-23 10:22:22 AM
I was looking to see if I could hear anything on the scanner and I got distracted and amused by their accents.

"I'm gonna be cleaah"
 
2013-02-23 10:22:34 AM
It's not even real.
 
2013-02-23 10:22:40 AM

WorkingInParadise: Hopefully just a nerd on his way to Bi-mon-sci-fi-con.


That would be so embarrassing.
 
2013-02-23 10:23:01 AM

lenfromak: At MIT, the kid likely built all of it himself.


I don't know.  Those kids seem more likely to build dirty bombs or thermonuclear devices when they snap.  They seem a little too smart to be part of the point and shoot bullets crowd.
 
2013-02-23 10:23:12 AM

nekom: Here's hoping it's just a dude with an umbrella or something similarly lame.


MIT is in the United States. Those buffoons don't carry umbrellas. They just shoot the raindrops out of the sky.

Yee-Haw!
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-23 10:23:50 AM
It's also *completely open.* Anyone can get in at any time.

They lock some of the perimeter doors nights and weekends. Not a serious obstacle, but if you're a random criminal wandering down Ames Street you'll find the obvious doors locked.
 
2013-02-23 10:24:09 AM
I bet it's an AK-47.
 
2013-02-23 10:24:27 AM
Even though police haven't found anything, a lone cameraman may have caught something in his lense....

z.about.com

/is that an "Assault Rifle" strapped to his back?
 
2013-02-23 10:25:37 AM
There's a logo for articles submitted from MIT?
 
2013-02-23 10:25:53 AM
 
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