1966 v. 2007 (UT v. VA Tech)


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coltrane679
April 18, 2007, 03:48 PM
http://www.memoryarchive.org/en/University_of_Texas_Tower_Shooting,_1966,_Buck_Wroten

English professors with guns!

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Creeping Incrementalism
April 18, 2007, 04:24 PM
From the link in the original post:

None of the professorís offices were occupied except for one whose door was open. As I walked down the hall toward that office the sound of a large caliber rifle thundered from that open doorway followed by two men talking. After all the bizarre events of the last few minutes it didnít seem strange to me when I peeked around the office doorway to see one professor shooting a deer rifle at the top of tower while the other fed him ammunition. It never entered my mind to question why an English professor would have his deer rifle in his office complete with boxes of ammunition. This was Texas after all. Guns were commonplace. From the office windows, we could see the top of the tower clearly. Small puffs of smoke were coming from the rifle of the sniper on the observation deck. The large glass faced clock above the observation deck was shattered from others shooting back at him. The professor ran through several boxes of shells before running out of rounds. My ears were ringing.

coltrane679
April 18, 2007, 04:30 PM
Thanks for RTFA, CI--I was beginning to lose hope for a while! :rolleyes:

quatin
April 18, 2007, 04:30 PM
Tell you the truth. There is nothing to prevent this from happening again. The top of the tower is closed, but there are plenty of other buildings on campus (one in particular near dean keeton) where someone could repeat this incidence.

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