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Lockdown at Va. Tech after gunman reportedly spotted on campus
pmsnbc ^ | 8/4/11 | pmsnbc

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 0bamasundertheradar; atfgoeswild; carriedunderacloth; crime; gunman; gunwalker; mightbeatennisracket; mighthavebeenagun; sarahbradyalert; vatech; whitemanofcourse

1 posted on 08/04/2011 8:12:16 AM PDT by illiac
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To: illiac

Probably a wino with his hootch.


2 posted on 08/04/2011 8:15:56 AM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: illiac

I trust it’s still a gun free zone ... wouldn’t want anyone to get hurt.


3 posted on 08/04/2011 8:17:06 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: illiac

It will probably turn out to be an injury of some sort, or a cast.


4 posted on 08/04/2011 8:18:43 AM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: illiac

Good thing they locked it down ... so no one can escape.


5 posted on 08/04/2011 8:19:04 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: illiac

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. . .


6 posted on 08/04/2011 8:19:40 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border: I dare you to try and cross it. . .)
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To: tx_eggman

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.


7 posted on 08/04/2011 8:20:59 AM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: illiac

So, nobody actually saw a gun. They saw a man carrying something under a sweater?


8 posted on 08/04/2011 8:26:06 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: illiac

Absolutely impossible. There are no guns allowed on college campuses in Virginia.


9 posted on 08/04/2011 8:28:27 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Do you know why I love reptiles? It's because they don't play guitars.)
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To: Liberty Valance

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.


10 posted on 08/04/2011 8:29:02 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

You’re right. I shouldn’t have used the term sweater. Some sort of cloth apparently.


11 posted on 08/04/2011 8:31:29 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: onedoug

My guess is a wino taking a leak . . .


12 posted on 08/04/2011 8:31:53 AM PDT by Petruchio (I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
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To: illiac
“Is this Virginia Tech....or are you just glad to see me”

to paraphrase Mae West

13 posted on 08/04/2011 8:37:09 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

He was also heard to be singing “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood”


14 posted on 08/04/2011 8:41:40 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: illiac

It’s a good thing there are no legally armed people on the campus, otherwise this might be dangerous.


15 posted on 08/04/2011 8:46:05 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: tx_eggman

Precisely. The only thing these idiotic gun bans do is guarantee the only person or people on campus with guns is/are bad people.


16 posted on 08/04/2011 8:48:01 AM PDT by dools0007world (uestion)
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To: FourPeas

Just loving all these comments ROFLOL!!!


17 posted on 08/04/2011 8:48:06 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: illiac

How could there be a gun. Isn’t it a “gun free zone”? Can’t the guy read the signs?


18 posted on 08/04/2011 8:49:25 AM PDT by neodad (Don't Tap, Just Drill!)
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To: Liberty Valance
So, nobody actually saw a gun. They saw a man carrying something under a sweater?

Sweater? I didn't see the word sweater anywhere in the article.

more from the article

University fined

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.


19 posted on 08/04/2011 8:53:56 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: illiac

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?


20 posted on 08/04/2011 8:55:18 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: scott7278

Burned chicken finger.


21 posted on 08/04/2011 9:04:01 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: Liberty Valance

Three children at summer camp saw a gun covered by a cloth.

If it was covered by a cloth, how did they determine that it was a gun?


22 posted on 08/04/2011 9:08:26 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic.com. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: illiac

Hmm, another crisis?


23 posted on 08/04/2011 9:13:12 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (The democRATS—just doing the groundwork for al Qaeda?)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Exact point i was trying to make ... but i screwed it up. Thanks.


24 posted on 08/04/2011 9:14:25 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: illiac
"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."

Uh huh. And I wonder who could possibly have told the children to say this.

"Did anyone see a white man with a gun, children?"

"Oh, oh, I did, I did!" "Me, too!"

25 posted on 08/04/2011 9:17:25 AM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see fascism elected at home.)
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To: illiac

Let’s panic and overreact! Then we can alert the press!


26 posted on 08/04/2011 9:20:52 AM PDT by Brownie63
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To: Netizen
"Sweater? I didn't see the word sweater anywhere in the article."

Sorry about that. My bad. More coffee.

Cloth. Cloth. Cloth. Cloth. Cloth. Cloth. Cloth. Cloth. Cloth ... etc.

27 posted on 08/04/2011 9:26:12 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

I was agreeing with you. I see zero cred in this tale...


28 posted on 08/04/2011 10:46:21 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic.com. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Maybe the “gunman” was really trying to sneak his puppy into the dorm, before the POLICE shot him.


29 posted on 08/04/2011 10:51:01 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I appreciate it. Thanks again.


30 posted on 08/04/2011 10:55:52 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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