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Virginia Tech Shooting...your Thoughts?
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Posted 4/16/07 , edited 4/17/07
What are your thoughts on the very recent shooting incident in Blacksburg, Virginia??
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If you're going to post in this thread, at least read about the incident first.
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/04/16/vtech.shooting/index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Tech_massacre
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6560685.stm

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Posted 4/16/07
Small correction. VA Tech is in Blacksburg, not Blackberry.

It is a terrible tragedy. I know many people that attend that school, and I just hope they are alright.
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A link to an article on it:
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/04/16/vtech.shooting/index.html

I heard about this earlier today on the radio but wasn't really shocked until i heard 21 people had been killed. Usually you hear alot about incedents like these but everyone is ok. It was a depressing thought that 21 students had been killed
As it's still such a recent event and various details haven't been worked out yet, i'm not sure what to comment on. I will be interested in further details such as how the gun man got in and if there was a reason behind it. (I'm not saying a justifyable reason; just one to explain 'why')
It does make me worry about the security of the College though. I think 'gun culture' is more heard of in the US than in the UK. Here we have more problems with the increased rate of stabbings.
I really hope all the injured recover ^-^. Kind wishes towards the families and friends of the unlucky ones.

EDIT- if you haven't noticed there is now a note from shinji about this at the top of the page: 'our thoughts are with you guys at virginia tech =*(.
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Posted 4/16/07
I heard the death tole is now up to 31.
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Posted 4/16/07

ch0b1ts wrote:

Small correction. VA Tech is in Blacksburg, not Blackberry.

It is a terrible tragedy. I know many people that attend that school, and I just hope they are alright.


My bad.
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Posted 4/16/07
genicide. man you'd never expet that one. just seen by chance on the news, i barely watch it. and theres that news about that captured Journalist.

and yeah, heal quick and don't die, injured ones!
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Posted 4/16/07
what are you thoughts?

Shit happens. We don't know motive or anything.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6560685.stm

My roommate told me that he heard something about that they security could done better or whatever, so maybe that will cause some controversy.
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Posted 4/16/07
it is a tragedy

who in his right mind would do something like that
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i wonder what the guys motive was, but either way fucked up
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Posted 4/16/07
wiki is fast:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Virginia_Tech_shooting

"Eyewitnesses described the killer as a young Asian man wearing a maroon cap and a black leather jacket[15] or a vest.[16]"
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this story gave me chills when i first saw it this morning.



"Eyewitnesses described the killer as a young Asian man wearing a maroon cap and a black leather jacket[15] or a vest.[16]"


also, i saw in the news that he chained the main doors of the building to prevent the students and faculty from escaping.



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Whoa, 31 people, what kind of weapon was he packing, firefights here have never been that deadly, or anywhere else, not ever, and we have high powered rifles and sub guns
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abel89 wrote:

Whoa, 31 people, what kind of weapon was he packing, firefights here have never been that deadly, or anywhere else, not ever, and we have high powered rifles and sub guns



I'm not that knowledgeable when it comes to guns but what i've seen/heard in the news, he used a standard 9mm and a .22 caliber. (please correct me if i'm wrong).
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just recently heard that he shot all those people in a span of 4 hours in the school or something, i might be wrong though and didnt hear the report correctly
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^ I think it was 3 hours and both buildings were across campus from each other, too.

Virginia Tech's been getting a lot of shit lately. Bomb threats, and shootings all within this year. Must suck for the students.
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