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Virginia Tech Alert: Person with gun spotted on campus
http://www2.wsls.com ^ | 08-04-2011 | By: WSLS-TV Staff Reports

Posted on 08/04/2011 7:28:04 AM PDT by Red Badger

BLACKSBURG, VA --

9:59 a.m.

WSLS can confirm that the campus siren system has been activated.

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9:47 a.m.

Virginia Tech Alert claims person with a gun spotted near Dietrick Dining Hall.

Tech asking people on campus to stay inside, secure doors.

Police conducting search now.

WSLS's Ken Heineck is on the way to Virginia Tech now. More information as we get it.


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1 posted on 08/04/2011 7:28:08 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

A real threat or just an hysterical reaction to an open carry?


2 posted on 08/04/2011 7:32:34 AM PDT by fruser1
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To: Red Badger

I wonder if it’s going to be someone with a legally-possessed, licensed, holstered sidearm.


3 posted on 08/04/2011 7:32:52 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Red Badger
Tech asking people on campus to stay inside, secure doors.

Students were also asked to tie each other up and remain quiet while awaiting whatever happens next.

4 posted on 08/04/2011 7:33:27 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Red Badger
Virginia Tech Alert claims person with a gun spotted near Dietrick Dining Hall.

Perhaps he only wishes to put the beef stroganoff out of its misery...

5 posted on 08/04/2011 7:33:46 AM PDT by WayneS (VT Class of 1986)
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To: mvpel

most campuses have rules against having guns there


6 posted on 08/04/2011 7:34:18 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Red Badger

At 9:09 a.m. three juveniles attending a camp at the university reported seeing a white male, 6 feet tall, with light brown hair outside of New Residence Hall East holding what may have been a handgun. They say the weapon was covered by a cloth or covering of some sort. He was walking fast in the direction of the volleyball courts. He was wearing a blue and white striped shirt (stripes were vertical), gray shorts and brown sandals. The subject had no facial hair or glasses.

Officers responded immediately to the area but found no one matching the description. Police have encountered no other witnesses reporting this individual or anything suspicious. Law enforcement officers from VTPD, Blacksburg PD and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office are patrolling the campus, continuing to look for the subject.


7 posted on 08/04/2011 7:35:29 AM PDT by tgdunbar
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To: tioga

At one time it was a Federal law, not sure if it is now.

It was a response to the Texas Tower shooter (Whitman?)


8 posted on 08/04/2011 7:37:47 AM PDT by wrench
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To: Red Badger

I thought guns weren’t allowed on VT campus. Weren’t there signs posted??? I mean c’mon, don’t people read and obey signs anymore?


9 posted on 08/04/2011 7:38:50 AM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: tgdunbar
"Police have encountered no other witnesses reporting this individual or anything suspicious."

Since most people, especially college-aged kids, go through life with their head up their butts, not noticing anything going on around them, I don't find this fact particularly comforting.

10 posted on 08/04/2011 7:40:04 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Red Badger

>>>Tech asking people on campus to stay inside, secure doors. <<<

Is it just me, or would “Load your weapons and be alert.” be a more useful message?


11 posted on 08/04/2011 7:41:28 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: tgdunbar

The fact this report came from “three juveniles attending a camp” speaks volumes. Ditto for the amazing amount of detail they were able to provide. This has all the makings of a false alarm, and I certainly hope that proves to be the case.

Wonder if Tech is hosting a football or basketball camp this week for some of those blue-chippers they want to sign down the line? Every kid has a cell phone these days and with a little forethought and one call, they can shut down an entire campus. And, when the cops question them, they can always claims they “thought” they saw a gun.


12 posted on 08/04/2011 7:42:02 AM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Probably a hoax but we are locked down anyway.


13 posted on 08/04/2011 7:42:51 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: wrench

could be a law, don’t remember one, but, hey, no reason why I should


14 posted on 08/04/2011 7:45:36 AM PDT by tioga
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To: AppyPappy

No one actually SAW a gun, they claim there could have been one under a cloth? really?


15 posted on 08/04/2011 7:46:20 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Above My Pay Grade

It is just you.

Who carries an unloaded weapon (once out of the military)?


16 posted on 08/04/2011 7:50:21 AM PDT by benewton
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To: tioga; All

Lock down ended. False alarm.


17 posted on 08/04/2011 7:51:25 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy

You’re at VT?...................


18 posted on 08/04/2011 7:51:44 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: Red Badger

Yep. This same thing happened at Roanoke Mall a few months back. Turned out to be an umbrella. People around here are jumpy.


19 posted on 08/04/2011 7:53:22 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: ETL

I’ll tell you what they do. they are INCESSANTLY checking and reading their hand-held devices, non-stop. They don’t look up at anything, never make eye contact ...i don’t even know how kids get dates or hook up these days ...


20 posted on 08/04/2011 7:53:41 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Red Badger; All
This emotional, irrational response to the possible presence of a man with a gun has gone to the moonbat stage.

Shut down an entire campus for hours on the possibility that someone might have seen someone with a gun? Irrational and crazy.

I believe that the Virginal Attorney General just ruled that Virginia public universities could not legally prevent people who could legally carry a gun from carrying it on campus.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2744272/posts

21 posted on 08/04/2011 7:54:00 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Unloaded weapon will get you killed.


22 posted on 08/04/2011 7:54:41 AM PDT by waterhill (Little 'r' republican: taker of the Founder's 'Red Pill'...www.mikechurch.com)
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To: marktwain; AppyPappy

Could be that someone just didn’t want to go to class today...........


23 posted on 08/04/2011 7:59:29 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: Red Badger

It wasn’t reported by students. Kids at a camp. We have tons of camps during the summer. Students are locked in their classroom. No one can get in.

They should check the gun range just outside town. Maybe he was going target shooting.


24 posted on 08/04/2011 8:02:59 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Red Badger

After reading the libs for the last couple of weeks I was gonna put my money on it being a hoax as soon as they quickly put out a description of a “white male.” They should hunt down the caller and interogate them for suspicious behavior of being a liberal moonbat with a crazy racialist agenda.


25 posted on 08/04/2011 8:04:30 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Red Badger

What is it with V-T?

Seems like there’s been more issues with guns on that one campus than any other one I know of.


26 posted on 08/04/2011 8:05:21 AM PDT by metmom (Be the kind of woman that when you wake in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: AppyPappy
Yep. This same thing happened at Roanoke Mall a few months back. Turned out to be an umbrella. People around here are jumpy.

They have nothing to worry about. VT policy forbids firearms on campus doesn't it? I'm sure everyone there is totally safe because of this policy.

27 posted on 08/04/2011 8:05:29 AM PDT by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: LibsRJerks

“.i don’t even know how kids get dates or hook up these days ...”

Via the hand held device thingys.


28 posted on 08/04/2011 8:06:00 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: tgdunbar

“At 9:09 a.m. three juveniles attending a camp at the university reported seeing a white male, 6 feet tall, with light brown hair outside of New Residence Hall East holding what may have been a handgun.”

Where did you get this report?


29 posted on 08/04/2011 8:07:46 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ExNewsExSpook
Every kid has a cell phone these days and with a little forethought and one call, they can shut down an entire campus.

And one of them could have taken a picture with their cell phone. I can't believe that out of any three random kids picked off the streets these days, at least one of them doesn't have a cell phone with a camera in it.

30 posted on 08/04/2011 8:08:23 AM PDT by metmom (Be the kind of woman that when you wake in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: Red Badger

Maybe I’m overly optimistic, but this sounds like a good thing to me.


31 posted on 08/04/2011 8:09:01 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: ETL

It is here http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2011/08/080411-unirel-dietrick.html


32 posted on 08/04/2011 8:09:36 AM PDT by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: PghBaldy

Getting skeptical reports from the football board. Kids who reported are very young and had been causing problems earlier in the week.


33 posted on 08/04/2011 8:10:40 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy
TV has this blown all out of proportion. Just hoping for more gun control.
They are not saying that it was a false alarm.
34 posted on 08/04/2011 8:10:48 AM PDT by mickie
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To: PghBaldy

Thanks. I tried going to the college website but the page didn’t open.


35 posted on 08/04/2011 8:12:44 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: LibsRJerks

I teach on a campus in southern Florida. I have given up saying a friendly “hello” or “good morning” to students passing me on the walk because they are not even looking at you... they have their eyes buried in their electronic gizmos (including the ones who, if you are not watchful, will walk into you).


36 posted on 08/04/2011 8:13:02 AM PDT by Sigurdrifta
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To: ETL

There is a link above. Do you have reason to doubt this?


37 posted on 08/04/2011 8:13:24 AM PDT by Mr.Unique (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: tgdunbar
holding what may have been a handgun.

You can't always believe your lying eyes, however.

I was sure the FED guys at the end of the movie E.T. were holding pistols when I saw that movie in the early 80s, but apparently, my eyes lied -- they are holding cellphones, according to the most current release of the movie.


38 posted on 08/04/2011 8:14:26 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: mickie

Yeah well, the source is a little sketchy. Everyone in campus is looking for this guy. I’m not certain that dorm is used by students in the summer.


39 posted on 08/04/2011 8:14:30 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Red Badger

“They say the weapon was covered by a cloth or covering of some sort. He was walking fast in the direction of the volleyball courts.”

Are there tennis courts near the volleyball courts? Could be he was carrying a tennis racket under the towel?


40 posted on 08/04/2011 8:16:58 AM PDT by rwa265 (Christ my Cornerstone)
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To: tgdunbar
a white male, 6 feet tall, with light brown hair

Officers responded immediately to the area but found no one matching the description.


So, there AREN'T any white, 6-ft, light brown haired males at VT?

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41 posted on 08/04/2011 8:17:10 AM PDT by TomGuy
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a blue and white striped shirt (stripes were vertical), gray shorts and brown sandals

A very 'laid back' terrorist.

42 posted on 08/04/2011 8:17:50 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: TomGuy
LOL

Superbly clever.

43 posted on 08/04/2011 8:19:27 AM PDT by verity (The Obama Administration is a Criminal Enterprise.)
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To: All

In the VA Tech massacre, Seung-Hui Cho murdered the first half a dozen victims or so. VA Tech’s gun policy killed the rest.


44 posted on 08/04/2011 8:19:40 AM PDT by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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They say the weapon was covered by a cloth or covering of some sort.

Could've been a liquor bottle he was trying to dispose of.

45 posted on 08/04/2011 8:20:47 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: ETL

In the age of hippies, when I was at a state U, I recall walking near the Student Union. I thought it rather strange that a more-than-usual number of students were milling around.

That evening, I went to the TV room in the dorm to catch the news. Headline: Riot at the U.

I laughed. I was there. If that was 'riot', it was the calmest one in history. No Molotov cocktails, no fighing the Pigs, no autos being turned over and burned, no windows broken; nothing but a bunch of students milling around.
46 posted on 08/04/2011 8:22:10 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: ETL

“Where did you get this report”

email sent out by University Relations


47 posted on 08/04/2011 8:22:46 AM PDT by tgdunbar
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To: tioga
most campuses have rules against having guns there

True, but campus rules (especially on an open/public campus) are only applicable to students/faculty/staff. Someone not affiliated with the University doesn't fall under that jurisdiction.

I don't know VA law on firearms on campus, but I know Texas law only states that a CHL holder Can only not carry on school premises, which is defined as the interior of a building, not including parking garages. Longguns aren't covered. However, since University property usually includes parking garages, land around buildings, etc, The Student Code of Conduct, or other stuff you sign will usually have a clause where you agree to not bring them on campus at all. So, you can get expelled, but break no law.
48 posted on 08/04/2011 8:23:12 AM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: AppyPappy

Glad you are safe, hope it stays that way. Sounds like someone overreacted though.


49 posted on 08/04/2011 8:24:56 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Owl_Eagle

Pack of cigarettes. Dope pipe. Blackberry. He was spotted at Deitrick and then New East dorm? Sounds fishy.


50 posted on 08/04/2011 8:25:52 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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