|Charles Whitman 2 - Virginia Tech Shootings
||[Apr. 16th, 2007|12:29 pm]
Nobody may recognize the name of Charles Whitman.
This link details Charles's disturbing shooting rampage at the University of Texas.
Remember that name when this breaks into further news reports.
A person has shot multiple people on the campus of Virginia Tech.
Local news claims over 20 dead, many more wounded.
I found this in the MSNBC article. "The deadliest previous campus shooting in U.S. history took place in 1966 at the University of Texas, where Charles Whitman climbed to the 28th-floor observation deck of a clock tower and opened fire. He killed 16 people before he was gunned down by police." I read the Wikipedia article - very gruesome. This guy was messed up.
There are some sick, sick people out there. It's pretty scary.
It kinda makes me nervous to go off to college in the fall...
Nervous? Maybe. Life's dangerous.
All you want to make sure of . . . when bad things happen . . . that it's not your fault.
A friend of mine is a VA Tech Grad, and he's pretty freaked out over it. This year is his 15th reunion, and this is pretty tragic stuff.
This is nuts. Sheer nuts.
I've literally witnessed people write shit like:
"THIS IS NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF VIRGINIA TECH."
You know, when I think of the University of Texas, I don't think of Charles Whitman. When I think of Florida State University, I don't think of Ted Bundy. Most large universities don't let or fear the definition of their school be written in blood.
It is nuts.
I've seen people write:
"We're all VT Hokies today."
That makes more sense, at least, to me. Everyone can feel their pain.
The last I saw was a total of 30, but I know these numbers change in the aftermath as news gets clarified.
For some bizarre, sick reason, 'I don't like mondays' by the boomtown rats is in my head.
This is not sick as anti-computer games, media whore and part-time loon, Jack Thompson has already solved the case, and blames violent first person shooters for today's tragedy.
Why didn't the pig fucker blame the parents in general?