Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 13:03:54

Author: --- chuck britton

Subject: Re: Virginia Tech lockdown


Still on lock down according to NPR - 1 pm EDT.

At 11:57 AM -0400 8/4/11, wrote:
>I am here at Virginia Tech setting up the physics labs. I have been
>locked in the lab room where I was setting up at the time. We are
>still not allowed to go outdoors. Wondering when they will call it
>off. They say police are still searching with no further
>It seems like a false alarm to me.
>-Josh Peebles
>Virginia Tech Physics
>Quoting Santos Ramirez :
>>Is this still going on?
>>BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech was locked down Thursday when
>>three children attending a summer camp said they saw a man holding
>>what looked like a gun, an unsettling report on the campus where a
>>2007 massacre left 33 people dead.
>>The university issued an alert on its website at 9:37 a.m. Thursday
>>telling students and employees to stay inside and secure doors.
>>The children said they saw the man walking fast toward the
>>volleyball courts, carrying what might have been a handgun covered
>>by some type of cloth. Police swarmed the area but said they could
>>not find a gunman matching their description.
>>An alert on the school's website said the gunman was reported near
>>Dietrick Hall, a three-story dining facility steps away from the
>>dorm where the first shootings took place in the 2007 rampage.