New Fear at Virginia Tech
Posted on Apr 18, 2007
Just 48 hours after Monday’s tragedy, Virginia Tech students and faculty were jolted Wednesday morning by another scare. The AP reported that a police SWAT team descended upon an administrative building on campus to investigate a potential bomb threat linked to gunman Cho Seung-Hui, who killed himself Monday.
AP via My Way News:
The threat of suspicious activity turned out to be unfounded, said Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said, and the building was reopened. But students were rattled.
“They were just screaming, ‘Get off the sidewalks,’” said Terryn Wingler-Petty, a junior from Wisconsin. “They seemed very confused about what was going on. They were just trying to get people organized.”
One officer was seen escorting a crying young woman out of Burruss Hall, telling her, “It’s OK. It’s OK.”
The student who had killed 32 people in two university buildings on Monday had also killed himself, but he left behind a bomb threat, and the school was investigating whether he had any links to previous bomb threats on campus.