Skip to comments.Lockdown at Va. Tech after gunman reportedly spotted on campus
Posted on 08/04/2011 8:12:06 AM PDT by illiac
Virginia Tech, site of a 2007 mass shooting, issued a campus lockdown Thursday after a man with a gun was reportedly spotted on campus.
NBC affiliate WSLS confirmed that the campus siren system had been activated and all people on campus had been asked to remain indoors.
The university issued an alert on its website at 9:37 a.m. Thursday telling students and employees to stay inside and secure doors.
A subsequent crime alert said three children attending a camp on campus reported seeing a white man who appeared to have a gun covered with a cloth.
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Probably a wino with his hootch.
I trust it’s still a gun free zone ... wouldn’t want anyone to get hurt.
It will probably turn out to be an injury of some sort, or a cast.
Good thing they locked it down ... so no one can escape.
Of course, if a LOT of people carried guns, as is their right, a lone gunman MIGHT get a shot or two off before allowing his internal organs to get a suntan from all the other lawfully armed people shooting him down. . .
What is obvious is that “gun-free zones” do not bring freedom. An entire campus can be shut down over a prank, or a mistaken notion.
Freedom means having the ability to defend yourself.
So, nobody actually saw a gun. They saw a man carrying something under a sweater?
Absolutely impossible. There are no guns allowed on college campuses in Virginia.
Sweater? Even if he didn’t have a gun, or other object underneath, that should raise suspicion when the temps are close to 100 degrees.
You’re right. I shouldn’t have used the term sweater. Some sort of cloth apparently.
My guess is a wino taking a leak . . .
to paraphrase Mae West
He was also heard to be singing “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood”
It’s a good thing there are no legally armed people on the campus, otherwise this might be dangerous.
Precisely. The only thing these idiotic gun bans do is guarantee the only person or people on campus with guns is/are bad people.
Just loving all these comments ROFLOL!!!
How could there be a gun. Isn’t it a “gun free zone”? Can’t the guy read the signs?
Sweater? I didn't see the word sweater anywhere in the article.
more from the article
Federal authorities fined the school in March after ruling that administrators violated campus safety law by waiting too long to notify staff and students about a potential threat after two students were shot to death April 16, 2007, in West Ambler Johnston Hall, a dorm near the dining facility.
An email alert went out more than two hours later that day, about the time student Seung-Hui Cho was chaining shut the doors to a classroom building where he killed 30 more students and faculty and himself. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
ABC radio news gleefully announced that it was a white guy, and that he was wearing sandals.
What if it turns out not to be a gun but an arugula peeler?
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