Monday, April 16, 2007
We Are All Virginia Tech
posted by El Capitan at 11:41 PM
a couple of thoughts..
1) Campus administration really botched this up. It is unreasonable that they did not suspend all classes immidiately after the first shooting.
2) If law abiding citizens were allowed to bring a concealed weapons on campus property, the death toll would likely be much lower.
I don't think campus administration screwed up. It definitely appears to be two separate incidents now with different shooters.
I have visited the campus of Virginia Tech a time or two. It is a sprawling space with beautiful buildings and the scenic mountains in the background. I can't imagine that small town and that campus crawling with police and emergency vehicles like that.
I am an avid reader of your blog and a Virginia Tech alumnus. I was right next to the campus when it happened and as it turned out I had a friend inside the second building (he is ok.). I can't even begin to say how shocked I and the entire hokie nation is today but as you put it we are all Virginia Tech!
One of the victim is an Air Force ROTC so I feel sadden for both my Virginia Tech and Air Force family.
I was at the gathering on campus today that the President attended and plan on being at the vigil tonight.
Virginia Tech used to be a very quiet campus except on game day, all that has changed now.