It’s just horrifying seeing the news on the shooting at Virginia Tech. 32 people dead, including the shooter.
A big part of the tragedy is that the bulk of the shootings took place more than two hours after the first. An email was sent out about two hours after the first shootings, but classes continued as normal, and there was no campus-wide announcement.
Admittedly, they thought the first shootings were due to a domestic disturbance, and that the gunman had left the campus. That turned out to be horribly wrong. Unfortunately, I don’t see any way they could have anticipated a second shooting.
If you want an easy way to follow the story, you can try this search I did on Google News. I don’t doubt there will be a lot of changes and details added to the story through the day.
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