Blake Snow

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Using the internet to document the 33+ dead shooting at Virginia Tech today

First off, my heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to the families of 33+ dead from the Virginia Tech shooting today. It’s just a horrible tragedy; the worst shooting (not just at a school) in US history.

The BBC has compiled a piece on how the massacre unfolded on the internet, including a cryptic email blast sent out to all students that encouraged them to “stay put” and “avoid windows.” The article also includes a first hand instant message conversation between two brothers, one of which survived in a classroom where the shooter killed 9 out of the 15 individuals in the room, including the teacher.

Expect significant repercussions in university security.