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2007-04-16 09:52:39 AM  
wheres Marcus Vick?
 
2007-04-16 09:54:32 AM  
It's worse than that, there's cops at the drillfield, running their cars up onto the sidewalk, hopping out of their cars with guns drawn and low-ready.

Does anyone have any idea what's going on on the academic side of campus?

This year has been too eventful.
 
2007-04-16 09:55:09 AM  
^^ running towards burrus hall / mcbryde / that area.
 
2007-04-16 09:56:12 AM  
Christ, does Michael have ANOTHER brother attending that school now?
 
2007-04-16 09:58:27 AM  
Just got a call from a secretary on campus - looks like Norris is the cop's destination, and there's kids being flushed from norris, running full tilt down the hill towards the drillfield.

Still cops everywhere, guns drawn. And dumbass kids walking around trying to shake off their hangovers like nothing is going on.

~X
 
2007-04-16 09:58:37 AM  
That article makes it sound like a domestic disturbance gone wrong, not a damn school shooting
 
2007-04-16 10:02:31 AM  
Jesus, I'm sick of this shiat
 
2007-04-16 10:05:00 AM  
Looks like McBryde is being cleared out.
 
2007-04-16 10:06:00 AM  
Someone says breaking news is multiple victims. Cops are now in bulletproof vests and with assault rifles.
 
2007-04-16 10:07:06 AM  
Holy crap... none of my VA tech buddies are answering their cells. I really hope they're all just hungover. :X
 
2007-04-16 10:07:32 AM  
Two bomb threats in the past 2 weeks, and two shootings in the past year. WTF? This is freakin Blacksburg, not Detroit.
 
2007-04-16 10:08:49 AM  
Agreed, HYH. This is a lot more excitement than we're used to dealing with. I wish it would stop.
 
2007-04-16 10:15:09 AM  
Are you in Torgeson? I see a lot of people in front of there standing and staring, as if they are watching something go down.
 
2007-04-16 10:17:16 AM  
kennedy311: That article makes it sound like a domestic disturbance gone wrong, not a damn school shooting

Is there really a difference?
 
2007-04-16 10:17:59 AM  
Like I said in the other thread ...

People... DON'T BOMBARD THEIR WEBSITE! Just remember that!

Those students NEED that website for updates, they need it really badly to survive and be safe.
 
2007-04-16 10:18:05 AM  
OK, folks running like mad out of McBryde. He ain't caught yet, I guess.
 
2007-04-16 10:21:04 AM  
Holy crap. Twice in one year.
 
2007-04-16 10:21:42 AM  
Pleiades, what website?
 
2007-04-16 10:22:11 AM  
VA Tech's.
 
2007-04-16 10:23:19 AM  
Those students NEED that website for updates, they need it really badly to survive and be safe.

*eye roll* Hmmm, stay inside and/or away from all of the men with guns and/or bulletproof vests. There's your update. Jebus, a bit dramatic, aren't we?
 
2007-04-16 10:23:39 AM  
 
2007-04-16 10:23:41 AM  
No, a bit helpful. :)
 
2007-04-16 10:24:01 AM  
Crap! I'm glad I'm not down there any more! They never had any problems then twice in one year???
 
2007-04-16 10:26:03 AM  
Pleiades: Like I said in the other thread ...

People... DON'T BOMBARD THEIR WEBSITE! Just remember that!

Those students NEED that website for updates, they need it really badly to survive and be safe.


Like I said in the other thread.

NO FARKING shiat.

//still clutching my nine
 
2007-04-16 10:28:05 AM  
I can say the same for all the announcing that CNN's doing on classes that are being canceled... x_X I mean, fuggin' duh. Get me more information besides the obvious!
 
2007-04-16 10:28:05 AM  
VA Tech's.

Ah. Ok. I won't go there.

But I doubt that a couple-dozen clicks from TFers would make much of a difference to a university-caliber web server.

But if I was a student in a situation where I was unlikely to 'survive and be safe,' I think the last thing I'd be doing would be surfing the school website.
 
2007-04-16 10:28:50 AM  
No, I'm not at torgerson. I'm at the CRC, but I work for the CS department, and we have all our computer labs and our main office and secretaries over there.
 
2007-04-16 10:29:46 AM  
You never know what can help, you can't predict all the outcomes.

CNN is saying that their website is hella-slow, and it certainly wouldn't -hurt- to throw down a heads up not to bombard the website.

Confirmed one person killed by CNN at the moment. Another wounded.
 
2007-04-16 10:30:02 AM  
AP says one fatality. Damn - my daughter has a LOT of friends down there. Praying for everyone.
 
2007-04-16 10:30:10 AM  
Now they are saying one killed
 
2007-04-16 10:31:16 AM  
THIS JUST IN From a secretary on campus:

---quote----

I had called my mother to tell her what was going on and the WDBJ7 people came on with a newsbreak. She was repeating it as the said it and said there were multiple victims, with ambulances pulling away from Burruss.

According to Carol ... her sister works in Admissions in Burruss. She was in the mailroom and the gunman (student aged) came by and pointed the weapon through the window at her. My mother just called ... she said a professor was shot, but was walking.

That's what we've heard.


--quote----
 
2007-04-16 10:31:17 AM  
Forgot to mention - the students should be getting updates via the websites on what to do, at least that's what I'm getting.

That is why it's important.
 
2007-04-16 10:33:41 AM  
When will this be greenlit?

Well everyone I know seems to be safe down there....I lived in East AJ years ago as well!
 
2007-04-16 10:33:59 AM  
Hokies be safe

/an old keydet
 
2007-04-16 10:39:34 AM  
Pleiades, we are getting e-mails quicker than the website is getting updated.

I understand your concern, but the main form of communication with the VT population right now is e-mail.
 
2007-04-16 10:40:07 AM  
HellYeahHokie: This is freakin Blacksburg, not Detroit.

Just goes to show you that shiat can happen anywhere, doesn't it?
 
2007-04-16 10:40:33 AM  
Every little bit helps, a good philosophy ... one post isn't gonna hurt anyone. ;) You can never tell the outcomes 100%.
 
2007-04-16 10:42:04 AM  
Tech Alum here. How come all the cool shiat only happens after I leave?

It's monday farkers. Get your asses over to PK's for 5 dollar sicilian pizzas and buck fifty Mickey's.
 
2007-04-16 10:42:09 AM  
I lay down even $ that the shooter is from Barringer Hall...

/room 202
 
2007-04-16 10:43:02 AM  
Now they're saying one dead :( Hopefully no more.
 
2007-04-16 10:43:03 AM  
dj4aces: Just goes to show you that shiat can happen anywhere, doesn't it?


Yes, but generally not twice in 9 months in a small college town in the middle of nowhere.
 
2007-04-16 10:45:35 AM  
ThatGuyGreg: I lay down even $ that the shooter is from Barringer Hall...

I'm laying bets on some redneck shiathead townie.
 
2007-04-16 10:45:38 AM  
I lay down even $ that the shooter is from Barringer Hall...

Is that one of the VTCC dorms?
 
2007-04-16 10:46:59 AM  
Ok, WDBJ:

Norris hall shooting, professor injured
Ambler-Johnson(?) hall, two people shot, at least one killed.
 
2007-04-16 10:47:00 AM  
"Monday, April 16th 2007 10:36AM
Due to serious wind helicopters cannot be used to transfer the injured. According to the police scanner, ambulances are being used to transport the victims to Montgomery Regional Hospital.

Monday, April 16th 2007 10:32AM
At this time, one death and one injury have been confirmed. More information will be made available as it breaks.

Monday, April 16th 2007 10:20AM
All classes are canceled."
 
2007-04-16 10:47:06 AM  
HellYeahHokie:
dj4aces: Just goes to show you that shiat can happen anywhere, doesn't it?


Yes, but generally not twice in 9 months in a small college town in the middle of nowhere.


Yea..another hokie alumnus in disbelief!
 
2007-04-16 10:47:33 AM  
Just stay safe, HellYeahHokie. :( This is ridiculous...
 
2007-04-16 10:48:04 AM  
Wow, West AJ. My old dorm.
 
2007-04-16 10:48:59 AM  
West AJ dorm shooting occurred on the 4th floor, which I guess is a girl's floor. One of the victims is female.

This is from student callers on WDBJ so its not canon, or anything.
 
2007-04-16 10:49:13 AM  
ThatGuyGreg: I lay down even $ that the shooter is from Barringer Hall...

Room 210!

What year?
 
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