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Virginia Tech Shootings Essay

  • Submitted by: elisa92
  • on April 28, 2011
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 288 words

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On April 16, 2007, thirty-three people were killed on the campus of Virginia Tech. in what appears to be the deadliest shooting rampage in American history, according to federal law-enforcement officials. Many of the victims were students shot in a dorm and a classroom building. Some students were lined up against a wall and shot. Others jumped out of windows to escape or crouched on floors to take cover. The killings occurred in two separate attacks on the campus in Blacksburg, Va. The first shooting was at around 7:15 A.M. Two people were shot and killed at a dorm. More than two and a half hours later, 31 others, including the gunman, were shot and killed across campus in a classroom building, where some of the doors had been chained. Victims were found in different locations around the building. When it was all over, even sidewalks were stained with blood. Among those dead was the gunman, whose body was found along with victims in Norris Hall. The gunman was a student named William Morva. He had been looking for his girlfriend and at one of the locations he lined up some students and shot them all. Up until this massacre, the deadliest campus shooting in United States history was in 1966 at the University of Texas followed by the Columbine High attack in 1999. The Virginia Tech has more than 25,000 full-time students on a campus that is spread over 2,600 acres. The students said that they didn’t get notified of the first shooting on campus for more than two hours. Some of them were making their way to class in different buildings having no clue about the shootings.

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