Two Year Anniversary of Virginia Tech Shooting

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

Thursday marks the two-year anniversary of a college campus tragedy.

32 people died April 16, 2007 in a shooting on Virginia Tech's campus.

Since then colleges across the nation have become better prepared for similar situations.

Campus police at Marietta College have created "pioneer connect" that sends e-mails and text messages to notify students and staff of emergencies.

They've also started utilizing the campus radio station to broadcast emergencies.

"Since Columbine, Virginia Tech, and Northern Illinois, it goes to show that these things are continuing and they're continuing to escalate, so we all have to be prepared because we just don't know where it's going to happen," Chief David Valkinburg said.

Campus police now train with the city police to be ready for an active shooter situation.

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  • by darel Location: gilman on May 5, 2009 at 07:55 AM
    i wanted to go to virginia tech but no i dont want this to happen again
  • by Roper Location: Planet West Virginia on Apr 22, 2009 at 04:40 AM
    Jeremy, I hope you are not serious....what a joke of a statement.
  • by Jeremy Location: Belpre on Apr 17, 2009 at 07:36 AM
    All guns should be controlled. Black trench coats should not be allowed in school. And pawn shops that sell guns should be outlawed. It's the only way to stop this stuff!
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