Friday, September 21, 2007

Another school shooting

This one took Place in Delaware state University.
Though this one doesn't sound like a spree killer, with only two victims.
I'll try to get follow ups on this.


Okay, there's been an update:

No shooter yet, but there is something to be said for the school administration:
"Administrators mindful of the Virginia Tech massacre ordered a swift shutdown of the campus Friday, lowering gates to keep anyone from coming onto it, while police searched for the gunman.

"The biggest lesson learned from that whole situation at Virginia Tech is don't wait. Once you have an incident, start notifying the community," said university spokesman Carlos Holmes.

Students were warned within about 15 minutes, said Bishoff, 20, a freshman from Washington, D.C. "I think they handled it pretty well," he said."

I agree with that, information and communication, along with decent emergency protocol is the best route to take when you're trying to avert tragedy.

"A federal law enforcement official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing, had said the male victim refused to answer questions by police about the shootings, raising the likelihood that he knew his attacker."

It is not uncommon for shooters to know their victims, furthermore, this was not a spree killer. From the beginning, this had the appearance of a deliberate attempt at taking a specific persons life

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