My sympathies go out to the family and friends of Deriek Crouse. It appears to be another senseless killing as investigators struggle to identify a motive. However as an alumni and parent of a current student at Virginia Tech I was very concerned how the University handled this emergency. Our son told us that the University locked down the campus shortly after the incident. Although the details on the incident were still sketchy at the time I received several emails that night which appeared to convey as much information as they could publicly disclose about an ongoing investigation. Although parents’ expectations can never be met in incidents like this, the University had kept our kids safe and they were now trying to help everyone deal with the tragic event.
AP – A gunman killed a Virginia Tech police officer Thursday at a campus parking lot and then apparently shot himself to death nearby in an attack that shook the school nearly five years after it was the scene of the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history.
Police: Va. Tech officer, suspect shot by same gun (AP)
Fri, 09 Dec 2011 07:10:06 GMT