Virginia Tech was put on lock down again today due to another shooting. The third school shooting incident they have had since 2007. In 2007, a man killed 32 innocent people before taking his own life. Many people believe this number reached this high because the university did not warn the students of the shootings as soon as possible.
Today, a man strode up to a campus police officer who was making a routine traffic stop, and shot and killed him. As soon as authorities received the news of the shooting, campus wide texts, messages, and sirens spread across the campus calling for a lock down as hundreds of police officer searched and secured campus buildings. The gun man was latter found dead on a lawn where he committed suicide.
Va Tech’s swift actions may have saved lives this time but they were not so quick and decisive in 2007.