Skip to comments.Police on Scene of Shooting at UT (Texas) Campus
Posted on 09/28/2010 7:14:57 AM PDT by OB1kNOb
Prayers for the innocent.
(Excerpt) Read more at statesman.com ...
Amen! Is this the Austin campus ?
1st shooter killed himself. Second shooter at large.
No innocent victims at this time.
Ongoing thread at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2597608/posts
Shooter killed himself on sixth floor of library with AK-47. Campus still on lock down. Students were alerted by texting warning. No one else injured.
a “shooting on the sixth” sixth what? floor?
Pray for everyone’s safety. Tragic that another such incident could happen on this campus. Prepare for the inevitable smear of Texans coming from the gun grabbers.
ROP? Most Crazy whites would not shoot themselves right off the bat... Hmmm what is going on?
Source for second shooter? I’m getting no info on this and am talking to reporters (seem my thread from link above).
When does Obama take to the airwaves, live, to assault the Second Ammendment? 3...2...1...
6th floor of the main student library.
Austin police chief.
First guy ran into the library wearing a business suit and carrying an AK47. Only description of the 2nd shooter is that he’s a white guy.
Understand that I'm not doubting that you have a credible source for this, but one of my hobbies is watching how breaking news unfolds, and the reporting of multiple shooters is one of the most common mistakes.
Just venturing a guess, it was some despondent student who killed himself in the library, but that's only a guess.
Prayers up for those in need.
Most likely drug related. Lots of drugs and drug dealers hanging around UT.
Concealed Carry Speaker was supposed to speak on campus tonight
September 28, 2010
“More Guns, Less Crime” is lecture by Second Amendment scholar
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Description: Prominent Second Amendment scholar and author John Lott will discuss how more legal possession of guns leads to less crime. In his controversial book “More Guns, Less Crime,” Lott argues that crime rates drop when states allow citizens to carry concealed weapons.
Lott is a senior research scientist at the University of Maryland. He has held research positions at other academic institutions including the University of Chicago, Yale University and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA, but he is most known for the positions he takes in the gun rights debate.
This event sponsored by the Texas Federalist Society, Libertarian Longhorns, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus and the U T Objectivism Society.
There will be a Q&A after the speech, with food and drinks provided.
Location: Law School Townes Hall 2.114 (Auditorium) 727 East Dean Keeton Street
URL: More about this event...
Contact: Jose Alberto Nino
Sponsor: The Federalist Society, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, Libertarian Longhorns, and The Objectivism Society
Categories: Arts & Humanities, Everyone, Lecture/talk, Politics & International, Science & Technology
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Good! He'll have a packed house.
>> the reporting of multiple shooters is one of the most common mistakes <<
As are reports that shooters are in possession of “automatic” weapons.
(But in this particular case, perhaps later editions of the Austin newspaper will correct that common error.)
Suicidal temporary library worker who was going to get laid off soon.
Another economic induced depression in more ways than one.
People must hold on. We sure need the dang senate, God willing.
Yes, it is!.....thankfully, a family member is safe!
The fine for over due books at UT must be really bad.
One wonders if an armed student took the perp down, and is being described as the “second shooter.” Concealed carry on campus (all of the UT campuses) is an extremely hot topic right now.
It looks like the 2 shooters might have been gunning for their boss that was going to lay them off.
Good thing concealed carry is outlawed there. Why, some CCW nutbag with a gun could have made this shooting much worse!
I’m pretty sure you have your nutbags mixed up. CC folks don’t tend to die as easily as the unarmed, but thanks anyway.
Lott’s book is sitting on my nightstand, next in line right now.
(Per the speech) coincidence? If not, this is going to be really interesting! Thanks for the update!
Yea, but I suspect to see more of this as people get more weary battling the job market...it still isn’t good...even in the low end jobs...most are part-time and want you available 24/7.
I took a new job less than 6 months ago and am already looking for other work to a position that will stand the onslaught ahead....likely will mean a paycut...but am determined I will have income coming in no matter how bad things get.
There are probably suicides at UT every semester. So many kids, far from home, some of them with extreme pressure from parents to succeed, don’t do so well, not as smart as they think they are, think what’s the use, end it all.
Most of them don’t go shoot up the PCL.
He has the statistics to back it up. Mass shootings decline in states that enact non-discretionary concealed handgun licensing laws.
The notable exception: the "unarmed victim" zones. In Texas, a college campuses is one of those zones.
You'd think in Texas they'd know the difference, but from what I'm told, Austin may not count.
What the hell? Asshats. Tea partiers are going to get the blame. Some how...
I bet a few contemplated that after the drubbing UCLA gave the Longhorns.
Temporary library workers who were going to get laid off soon because of budget cuts.
We have to hold on. Next year will be rougher as more Obama Obamachavez kicks in, but if folks in third world countries can suffer through, we must. We’re Americans, and we are finally back. We have to fight. Remember, all that counts is God, food, clothing and shelter, and what food and where we shelter can’t matter anymore, for just two more years. God go with you and all patriots suffering.
Great news for you ... had to be a tense time waiting for news updates.
My sister just called me from one of the dorms across the street from the library. She is safe, but not the thing you want to hear six weeks into her freshman year all the way out in Texas. Pray for all...
Prayers for her safety.
Am forunate to have little debt and live within my means....but the retail environment is shifting fast...lots of bait and switch with employees...promise the hours and then shift these, of course with plenty excuses.
I am thinking of getting into the food industry since everyone will have to eat. I am not alone in choosing areas other than where experienced. The name of the game seems to be working where the company can withstand what’s ahead. But no one has quarantees. I watched 20 yr. employees get the axe before I was finally let go.
Honestly Wall-Mart is looking pretty good at this point! Most other retail, especially the anchor stores, will be cutting to bare minimum.
Stay safe and be careful, FRiend.
UPDATE — AUSTIN, Texas A gunman opened fire Tuesday inside a University of Texas campus library then fatally shot himself, and police are searching for a possible second suspect, university police said.
A man fired an automatic weapon on the sixth floor of the Perry-Castaneda Library early Tuesday, UT police spokeswoman Rhonda Weldon said.
“He subsequently shot himself. He is deceased,” she said, adding that no one else was reported injured.
Senior Robby Reeb told ABCNews.com he was rushing through the campus late for a class when the shooting happened.
“I was walking from the business school, and a guy sprinted past me screaming, ‘There’s a guy with a gun.’ I looked up and saw a man in a ski mask, wearing a suit, and carrying an assault rifle. And I called 911.”
Police and university officials urged students to stay indoors. The university canceled classes for the day.
“A suspected shooter in PCL library is dead. Police are searching for possible second shooter. Lock doors, do not leave your building,” the university said in an e-mail alert to students and staff.
Weldon said there was no report that the possible second suspect may have been armed, but that police are taking all precautions and keeping the campus locked down.
Investigators are trying to determine what led to the gunfire at the UT campus at Austin, which is one of the largest in the country with nearly 50,000 students.
Law enforcement from campus police, Austin police and the state Department of Public Safety rushed onto campus at the first reports of the shooting. Tank-like armored vehicles were positioned near the library. A DPS helicopter circled the campus overhead.
“It’s chaos right now,” student Micah Geisenberg told CNN.
The Perry-Castaneda Library is one of several on the campus and is one of the busiest undergraduate libraries.
Tuesday’s shooting is not the first at the school.
On Aug. 1, 1966, Charles Whitman went to the 28th floor observation deck at the UT clock tower in the middle of campus and began shooting at people below. He killed 16 people and wounded nearly three dozen before police killed him about 90 minutes after the siege began.
(This version corrects the spelling of “Micah.” )
Picture is from Austin American Statesman website.
"Don't mess with Texas!"
That is a “master key” door ram the first responders will use to open any door without need of the real keys per se.
Only hazard that thang has is DDOT..........aka Dont Drop On Toes.......:o)
Is it a laser guided blinder, a shoulder carry thingy that messes with pilot vision, etc?
“A man fired an automatic weapon ...” Auto or semi-auto? Reporters need to be taught the differences.
Always welcome.......Stay safe !