Shootings close campus; gunman deceased
04/16/2007, Updated 12:40 p.m.
Two shootings on campus today have left 22 confirmed dead, including students.
Families wishing to reunite with students are suggested to meet at the Inn at Virginia Tech. The university is planning a convocation for tomorrow at noon at Cassell Coliseum for the university community to come together to begin to deal with the tragedy.
Counseling is available in the Bowman Room in the Merriman Center (part of the athletic complex) for employees who seek assistance following today’s events.
All faculty and staff have been released and asked to go home effective immediately.
The university will open tomorrow at 8 a.m. but classes are cancelled.
Virginia Tech, where news reports are saying more than 20 people have been killed this morning by at least one gunman, has put up a low tech version of its Web site to continuously update information about the tragedy. Below is the information they have put up (including a podcast from University president Charles Steger.