Terrible mass shootings like the one at a Parkland, Florida high school are so shocking that it is easy to get the impression that mass shootings are increasingly common. The number of deaths from mass shootings has been unusually high sincebecause of five horrific incidents — Las Vegas 58the Orlando nightclub 49Virginia Tech 32Sandy Hook 27and the Texas First Baptist Church
Email A gunman opened fire in a Virginia Tech dorm and then, two hours later, in a classroom across campus Monday, killing at least 32 people in the deadliest shooting rampage in U.
The gunman was killed, bringing the death toll to At least 26 others were injured in the shootings, police said. One official added that the gunman was "heavily armed and wearing a vest.
The gunman's name was not immediately released, and it was not known if he was a student. They said the first word they received from the university was an e-mail more than two hours into the rampage — around the time the gunman struck again.
Steger said authorities at first believed that the shooting at the dorm was a domestic dispute and that the gunman had fled the campus. Witnesses reporting students jumping out the windows of a classroom building to escape the gunfire.
SWAT team members with helmets, flak jackets and assault rifles swarmed over the campus. Students and faculty members carried out some of the wounded themselves, without waiting for ambulances to arrive.
There will a one-hour special on the massacre on 48 Hours Tuesday night at 10 p.
Virginia Tech Massacre The massacre took place at opposite sides of the 2,acre campus, beginning at about 7: Virginia Tech Police Chief Wendell Flinchum said one male and one female student were killed in the dormitory shooting.
The rest were killed at Norris Hall. Officials are confident there was one gunman and that the shootings were not part of a larger plot, CBS News reports. FBI spokesman Richard Kolko in Washington said there was no immediate evidence to suggest it was a terrorist attack, "but all avenues will be explored.
Some students bitterly questioned why the gunman was able to strike a second time, two hours after the bloodshed began. He said the first warning from the university of a shooting on campus came in an e-mail about two hours after the first deadly burst of gunfire.
Students and Laura Wedin, a student programs manager at Virginia Tech, said the first notification they got of the shootings came in an e-mail at 9: The e-mail had few details. Police are on the scene and are investigating.
Student Maurice Hiller said he went to a 9 a. Everett Good, junior, said of the lack of warning: Someone's head is definitely going to roll over that.
At least 26 people were being treated at three area hospitals for gunshot wounds and other injuries, authorities said. Their exact conditions were not disclosed, but at least one was sent to a trauma center and six were in surgery, authorities said.
Up until Monday, the deadliest mass shooting in U. The massacre Monday took place almost eight years to the day after the Columbine High bloodbath near Littleton, Colo. On April 20,two teenagers killed 12 fellow students and a teacher before taking their own lives.
Previously, the deadliest campus shooting in U. He killed 16 people before he was shot to death by police. Click here for a timeline of deadly campus shootings. With more than 25, full-time students, it has the state's largest full-time student population.
The school is best known for its engineering school and its powerhouse Hokies football team. The rampage took place on a brisk spring day, with snow flurries swirling around the campus. The campus is centered around the Drill Field, a grassy field where military cadets — who now represent a fraction of the student body — once practiced.
The dorm and the classroom building are on opposites sides of the Drill Field. Flinchum said at least 20 people had been killed.Problems with school prayer: Contrary to the belief of many people, prayer is widely permitted in U.S.
public schools. Students can pray in school busses, at the flag-pole, in student religious clubs, in the cafeteria, in the corridors, etc.
Alternatively, a student can . Archives and past articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and rutadeltambor.com Problem Statement: The response to the shootings in Columbine could have been handled more effectively if there was a solid coordinate effort from law enforcement and emergency units in the area.
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