What is going on at Virginia Tech?

Posted by: ST on August 4, 2011 at 10:37 am

Please, please tell me this isn’t happening again.

Having a hectic morning, so I won’t be around to update so whatever updates you get, please note in the comments.

The campus is currently on lockdown. Pray for them.

UPDATE (Phineas):

This is what’s posted at the VT web site:

At 9:09 a.m. three juveniles attending a camp at the university reported seeing a white male, 6 feet tall, with light brown hair outside of New Residence Hall East holding what may have been a handgun.  They say the weapon was covered by a cloth or covering of some sort.  He was walking fast in the direction of the volleyball courts.   He was wearing a blue and white striped shirt (stripes were vertical), gray shorts and brown sandals.  The subject had no facial hair or glasses.

Officers responded immediately to the area but found no one matching the description.  Police have encountered no other witnesses reporting this individual or anything suspicious.  Law enforcement officers from VTPD, Blacksburg PD, Christiansburg PD, Virginia State Police, and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office are patrolling the campus, continuing to look for the subject.
As of a few minutes ago, no sign of this person had been seen.

As of about ten minutes ago, the campus was still on lockdown, but the “person of interest” had not been seen again.

UPDATE 2 (Phineas): Live press conference at VT.

UPDATE 3, 14:41 EST (Phineas): The alert has been lifted, though a heavy police presence remains on campus.

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  1. ST says:

    Thanks for the updates, Phineas! Sounds like it was a false alarm, thank goodness.

  2. Carlos says:

    Betcha it wouldn’t happen if the campus wasn’t a “gun-free zone”, bureaucratic doublespeak for “When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.”

  3. captaingrumpy says:

    Sounds just like a prank. The three are probably laughing their heads off.