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Police on Scene of Shooting at UT (Texas) Campus
The Statesman ^ | 9/28/10 | Tweet

Posted on 09/28/2010 7:14:57 AM PDT by OB1kNOb

Prayers for the innocent.

(Excerpt) Read more at statesman.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: shooting
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1 posted on 09/28/2010 7:15:00 AM PDT by OB1kNOb
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To: OB1kNOb

Amen! Is this the Austin campus ?


2 posted on 09/28/2010 7:16:52 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: OB1kNOb

1st shooter killed himself. Second shooter at large.


3 posted on 09/28/2010 7:17:07 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: OB1kNOb

No innocent victims at this time.


4 posted on 09/28/2010 7:17:52 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: OB1kNOb

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.


5 posted on 09/28/2010 7:18:10 AM PDT by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: OB1kNOb

a “shooting on the sixth” sixth what? floor?


6 posted on 09/28/2010 7:18:43 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: jimbo123

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.


7 posted on 09/28/2010 7:19:06 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: bgill

ROP? Most Crazy whites would not shoot themselves right off the bat... Hmmm what is going on?


8 posted on 09/28/2010 7:19:21 AM PDT by crazydad
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To: jimbo123

Source for second shooter? I’m getting no info on this and am talking to reporters (seem my thread from link above).


9 posted on 09/28/2010 7:20:01 AM PDT by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

When does Obama take to the airwaves, live, to assault the Second Ammendment? 3...2...1...


10 posted on 09/28/2010 7:20:21 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (How many of us can get our "training wheels" in the form of being awarded 4-star General status?)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

6th floor of the main student library.


11 posted on 09/28/2010 7:20:33 AM PDT by green iguana
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To: bgill

Austin police chief.


12 posted on 09/28/2010 7:21:56 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: crazydad

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.


13 posted on 09/28/2010 7:24:51 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: OB1kNOb
Oh bother...

Texas messes with islam

14 posted on 09/28/2010 7:26:01 AM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: jimbo123
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.

15 posted on 09/28/2010 7:30:11 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: OB1kNOb

Most likely drug related. Lots of drugs and drug dealers hanging around UT.


16 posted on 09/28/2010 7:31:05 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

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
Admission: Free
Categories: Arts & Humanities, Everyone, Lecture/talk, Politics & International, Science & Technology
Print | Download | E-mail | Bookmark


17 posted on 09/28/2010 7:35:24 AM PDT by jimbo123
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Concealed Carry Speaker was supposed to speak on campus tonight

Good! He'll have a packed house.

18 posted on 09/28/2010 7:39:49 AM PDT by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Owl_Eagle

>> 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.)


19 posted on 09/28/2010 7:42:49 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Owl_Eagle

Suicidal temporary library worker who was going to get laid off soon.


20 posted on 09/28/2010 7:43:31 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Another economic induced depression in more ways than one.
People must hold on. We sure need the dang senate, God willing.


21 posted on 09/28/2010 7:48:51 AM PDT by RitaOK
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To: EDINVA

Yes, it is!.....thankfully, a family member is safe!


22 posted on 09/28/2010 7:50:57 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: jimbo123

The fine for over due books at UT must be really bad.


23 posted on 09/28/2010 7:53:56 AM PDT by Leg Olam (A pipe gives a wise man time to think and a fool something to stick in his mouth.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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.


24 posted on 09/28/2010 7:54:00 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: RitaOK

It looks like the 2 shooters might have been gunning for their boss that was going to lay them off.


25 posted on 09/28/2010 7:54:28 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: OB1kNOb

Good thing concealed carry is outlawed there. Why, some CCW nutbag with a gun could have made this shooting much worse!


26 posted on 09/28/2010 8:02:32 AM PDT by pabianice
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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.


27 posted on 09/28/2010 8:05:35 AM PDT by RitaOK
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To: jimbo123

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!


28 posted on 09/28/2010 8:06:00 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: RitaOK

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.


29 posted on 09/28/2010 8:06:20 AM PDT by caww
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To: RitaOK

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.


30 posted on 09/28/2010 8:06:53 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: jimbo123
Lott will undoubtedly be asked about this.

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.

31 posted on 09/28/2010 8:08:28 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: Hawthorn
As are reports that shooters are in possession of “automatic” weapons.

You'd think in Texas they'd know the difference, but from what I'm told, Austin may not count.

32 posted on 09/28/2010 8:08:50 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: jimbo123

What the hell? Asshats. Tea partiers are going to get the blame. Some how...


33 posted on 09/28/2010 8:09:25 AM PDT by crazydad
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To: ichabod1
There are probably suicides at UT every semester

I bet a few contemplated that after the drubbing UCLA gave the Longhorns.

34 posted on 09/28/2010 8:09:49 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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To: crazydad

Temporary library workers who were going to get laid off soon because of budget cuts.


35 posted on 09/28/2010 8:13:53 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: caww

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.


36 posted on 09/28/2010 8:18:01 AM PDT by RitaOK
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To: Guenevere

Great news for you ... had to be a tense time waiting for news updates.


37 posted on 09/28/2010 8:23:42 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: OB1kNOb

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...


38 posted on 09/28/2010 8:38:57 AM PDT by TakeCABack
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To: TakeCABack

Prayers for her safety.


39 posted on 09/28/2010 8:41:47 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; When a wicked man rules, the people groan.)
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I'm here in the WRW building, on UT campus about 5 minute walk from the library. Lots of helicopters outside still, and occasional sirens.

Wide variance in how seriously people are taking this in my building. I have my door open, just walked across the street to ACES building since I was supposed to have a meeting. Apparently the computer sciences guys over there are a little more jumpy than us engineers, a bunch of them had locked themselves into their offices.

One thing you have to understand is that UT massively overestimates every threat. A single non-violent wallet theft will get emails sent out for weeks. Obviously a guy with an "AK-47" is a threat, but the chance of a second shooter is nearly zero. If the guy was shouting "Allahu Akbar" while shooting, then second shooter is a possibility, but a nut like this isn't going to have an accomplice. I say "nut" due to the reports that, first, he didn't hit anyone but himself, and second, he was waving to people he passed, without shooting them.

Will be interesting to see how long UT keeps looking for this second gunman. Knowing them, it will be days.

I'll have to be extra careful, since I have two guns... zing!
40 posted on 09/28/2010 8:44:36 AM PDT by LonghornFreeper
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To: RitaOK

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.


41 posted on 09/28/2010 8:44:45 AM PDT by caww
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To: LonghornFreeper

Stay safe and be careful, FRiend.


42 posted on 09/28/2010 8:46:56 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; When a wicked man rules, the people groan.)
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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.” )


43 posted on 09/28/2010 8:50:38 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; When a wicked man rules, the people groan.)
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Can anyone help to identify what this guy is carrying? Look at the guy in the center. Anti-tank weapon?

Picture is from Austin American Statesman website.

"Don't mess with Texas!"

44 posted on 09/28/2010 9:02:33 AM PDT by tpmintx (Liberalism=Envy + Governmental authority. (I'm green; are you?))
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To: tpmintx

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)


45 posted on 09/28/2010 9:15:13 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: tpmintx

Is it a laser guided blinder, a shoulder carry thingy that messes with pilot vision, etc?


46 posted on 09/28/2010 9:15:44 AM PDT by RitaOK
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Thanks!


47 posted on 09/28/2010 9:16:41 AM PDT by tpmintx (Liberalism=Envy + Governmental authority. (I'm green; are you?))
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To: OB1kNOb

“A man fired an automatic weapon ...” Auto or semi-auto? Reporters need to be taught the differences.


48 posted on 09/28/2010 9:20:11 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Dems, believing they cannot be deceived, it's nye impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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49 posted on 09/28/2010 9:24:22 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; When a wicked man rules, the people groan.)
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To: tpmintx

Always welcome.......Stay safe !


50 posted on 09/28/2010 9:25:45 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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