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PostSubject: Virginia Tech shooting (2)   Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:27 pm

Around noon a police officer stopped a car on campus. The officer was shot and killed.

"Virginia Tech, site of America's worst school shooting, in 2007, says a police officer and another person have been shot dead on the university campus.

Officials said the gunfire began during a routine traffic stop on campus by a Virginia Tech police officer.

The site in Blacksburg, Virginia, is on lockdown with staff and students advised to stay indoors.

Police have swarmed the campus looking for the suspect, a white male, who escaped on foot.

Virginia Tech said on its website: "Shortly after noon today, a Virginia Tech police officer stopped a vehicle on campus during a routine traffic stop in the Coliseum parking lot near McComas Hall.

"During the traffic stop, the officer was shot and killed. There were witnesses to this shooting.

"Witnesses reported to police the shooter fled on foot heading toward the Cage, a parking lot near Duck Pond Drive. At that parking lot, a second person was found. That person is also deceased."
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The suspect was said to be wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, a grey hat with neon green brim, maroon hoodie and backpack.

Arsalan Heydarian, a graduate student, told BBC that he was in an engineering lab when the events happened.

"We heard sirens around the campus," he said. "We then started to get text messages via the new security system, telling students to stay where they are and stay away from windows."

Another student, Pranav Angara, said police cars surrounded his building and were going through all the dorms.

"We've had false alarms like this and I thought it might be another false alarm," he said

The incident came on the same day as Virginia Tech appealed against a $55,000 (£35,200) fine imposed by the US Education Department for not reacting quickly enough to the April 2007 massacre.

Mr Heydarian was a freshman at Virginia Tech in 2007.

"Now I'm graduating with my masters degree in a few months, and have witnessed a second round of shootings," he said.
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Thirty-two people died in 2007 when a 23-year-old South Korean, Seung-Hui Cho, went on a gun rampage before turning the weapon on himself.

The university, which has about 30,000 students, implemented a highly advanced security alert system after the tragedy.

It was put to the test in 2008, when an exploding nail gun cartridge was mistaken for gunfire."

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PostSubject: Re: Virginia Tech shooting (2)   Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:43 pm

The second body found is now determined to be the shooter himself. Looks like he did everyone a favor and killed himself. Also turns out he just walked up to the officer and shot him while the officer was doing a traffic stop.

Really crazy stuff, i have friends who go to VT and i've been down there to visit them so i recognized the areas they were showing on tv.
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia Tech shooting (2)   Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:35 pm

Thanks for the update.
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