Monday, April 16, 2007

Virginia Tech Shooting

I don't understand what possess people to kill. Early Monday morning two shootings took place in Virginia Tech at opposite ends of the campus. The school had been plagued with bomb threats on Friday, which had closed down the University.

This is the worst school shooting to date with a reported 21 casualties. With breaking news the facts keep changing while a lot of websites update their stories when getting more information.

The school newspaper the Roanoke Times has kept a running commentary of accounts on its website from students around the campus. Reports among the students vary and its hard to know exactly how accurate they might be.

To be able to have a live running commentary from the Virginia Tech camp really shows how fast technology moves. These college journalists are getting the facts to the public rather than leaving the university.

It has been reported by the police that the campus is secure although students are allowed to leave if they wish. All faculty and staff have been asked to go home.

Developing News Links:

CNN: 20 Dead in Shooting
USA Today Blog: Breaking News
Information on Past Shootings
Virginia Tech Roanoke Times

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