Students: No Warning Before Shooting

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech students want to know why they weren't warned sooner about this morning's shooting in a dorm.

They're questioning how the gunman was able to strike a second time in a classroom across campus, some two hours later, killing a total of 30 people before being killed himself.

One student tells C-N-N what happened was "ridiculous." He says the first warning about the dorm shooting came in an e-mail two hours after it happened. He says by the time officials sent the e-mail out, more people were being killed in the academic building.

The e-mail had few details. It said: "A shooting incident occurred at West Amber Johnston earlier this morning. Police are on the scene and are investigating." The message warned students to be cautious and contact police about anything suspicious.

Police say they were still investigating the shooting at the dorm when they got word of gunfire at the classroom building.

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