How Virginia Tech Notified Students of Shooting

Monday, April 16, 2007; 7:00 PM

Here is the official e-mail communication between Virginia Tech University officials and students, faculty, parents and others signed up on the school's list serve. The first 911 call was made at 7:15 a.m. to the university police department. Classes start at 8 a.m.

9:26 a.m.

Subject: Shooting on campus.

A shooting incident occurred at West Ambler Johnston earlier this morning.

Police are on the scene and are investigating.

The university community is urged to be cautious and are asked to contact Virginia Tech Police if you observe anything suspicious or with information on the case. Contact Virginia Tech Police at 231-6411 Stay attuned to the We will post as soon as we have more information.

9:50 a.m.

Subject: Please stay put

A gunman is loose on campus. Stay in buildings until further notice. Stay away from all windows.

10:16 a.m.

Subject: All Classes Canceled; Stay where you are

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