Another Emotional Ride for Virginia Tech.
December 9th, 2011
In 2007, Seung-Hui Cho went on a rampage, killing 32 people and wounding 25 others before committing suicide. It is the deadliest shooting incident by a single gunman in U.S. history.
The campus security and administrators took some heat for not activating warnings sooner. It took them 2 hours to respond. Some say if they worked faster, the death toll would have been much lower. Yesterday, they handled things differently when they learned that a campus cop was shot and killed and a man in gray sweat pants and a maroon gray hoodie was on the loose. Later another man was found dead and it turned out to be the shooter. This time was different because campus officials got the word out within 6 minutes via Twitter, the campus Web site and even with sirens on campus.
This morning, we'll talk about how they used technology to alert students and faculty. Tech Expert Brian Westbrook joins us at 6:20 and 8:20. Students had an impromptu vigil last night and they plan on holding a more formal vigil tonight on the campus of Virginia Tech.