Four years later after making major security implementations another shooting has occurred at Virginia Tech. At least one person is dead and a police officer has been shot. The campus has been shut down..
Two people, including a police officer, were fatally shot on Virginia Tech’s campus on Thursday, according to a university spokesman.
A police officer and an unidentified victim were confirmed dead just before 2 p.m and the gun man was also found dead.
33 people died in 2007 at Virginia Tech in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history
A campus-wide alert told students and faculty to stay inside and lock doors.
A law enforcement official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case, said initial reports indicated that the shooting occurred following a traffic stop.
The Virginia Tech Homepage Reads WARNINGS to their students:
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011
From VT Alerts (1:12 p.m.): Suspect remains at large. A police officer has been shot. A potential second victim is reported at the Cage lot. Stay indoors. Secure in place.
From VT Alerts (12:47 p.m.): Suspect described as white male, gray sweat pants, gray hat w/neon green brim, maroon hoodie and backpack. On foot towards McComas. Call 911
From VT Alerts (12:37 p.m.): Gun shots reported- Coliseum Parking lot. Stay Inside. Secure doors. Emergency personnel responding. Call 911 for help.
The shooting came the same day as Virginia Tech was appealing a $55,000 fine by the U.S. Education Department in connection with the university’s response to the 2007 rampage, when a student gunman Seung Hui Cho of Fairfax went on a shooting rampage in an academic building and a dormitory in the deadliest shooting by a single gunman in U.S. history.
Someone surrendered but is not under arrest
2007 Shooting Rant of Seung Hui Cho