I would like to share with you the outstanding act of bravery that took place today in Norris Hall. Without this wonderful courage the list of victims would have been longer with several Computer Science students. This is the story I've learned from Mary and Jennifer.
Mary, our CS Ph.D. student, was substitute-teaching CS 4414 in 205 Norris Hall this morning. Around 9:45 very loud noises were heard from the corridor. Mary and one student went outside to see what was happening. What they saw was a young men with a gun exiting a classroom. As soon as he saw them he pointed the gun to them (and shot at them but missed). Mary and the student ran quickly back in the classroom and closed the door after them; Mary told the students to lay down; three men from the classroom rushed to the door and held it closed. The killer tried several times to force-enter the 205 classroom. He then shot two bullets through the door inside the classroom. Fortunately these bullets did not hit anybody inside. The killer gave up and went on to other classrooms ...
Mary and all the students in CS 4414 are safe.
I can not express how hard it is for me to avoid laying the beatdown on all you political soap-boxers right now.
Seriously, shut the hell up about gun control and take it to the appropriate thread. I'm up for the debate but I'm not going to do it here; this thread is to remember the dead and share our condolences with their friends and family.
You bunch of vultures are no better than the Westboro Baptist Church that protests funerals for political gain.
Changing gears for a moment: This story recently came to my attention.
The gunman who massacred 32 at Virginia Tech university posted to NBC news on the day the shootings a video on which he read a ?rambling and profanity-laced? manifesto of grievances, and digital photographs of him brandishing weapons.
In another extraordinary development, it also emerged that Cho Seung Hui was declared ?mentally ill? and an ?imminent danger to others? by a judge nearly 18 months before Monday?s attacks.
The package, timestamped in the two-hour window between Monday?s first and second shootings, was sent to NBC News head Steve Capus.
Tune into MSNBC...it's some fucked up/disturbing shit...
That is so fucked up. There is no way you can blame this on any culture, it's just someone with a very very fucked up head and may have happened anywhere he studied.