People are just CRAZY...what goes through their minds right before they do this? They are looking for a second shooter!
What the difference today with people is, when we were kids our parents didn't put us on meds, they just beat our asses and made us behave...we didn't have a choice! Maybe parents should go back to doing that instead of being cop out parents and giving children meds to keep them quiet and not bother them...
Were Drugs or Alcohol involved?
10:54, Yes, but not by the shooter.
10:51-you are spot on! Kids now are so babied they don't know how to present themselves in public or handle themselves when something doesn't go their way. I fear for our future society that has no coping skills.
Thought I would weigh in from the UT employee perspective. I work for the School of Nursing and was on my way to the office this morning. Just as I was going to take my exit off of 35 to enter campus, I rec'd a text from the UTPD Emergency Alert system and a phone call from one of my employees. The text indicated that at 8:20 there was an armed suspect. Colleague confirmed that there was a shooter - probably in the main library. The School of Nursing is situated several buildings away from the library, but the campus is like a small city so it's certainly a walkable distance. The SoN has a security guard b/c of its proximity to 35 and to the Frank Erwin Center. Upon learning of the situation, I did not exit, but continued north on 35. Glad I did that b/c at that point, I probably would have gotten into my office - and would now be trapped there! School is on lockdown until further notice. My co-workers are safe, but as once could imagine are upset and scared.All in all - I've been impressed with the response of UTPD, the way that the University has kept the community informed, etc. I determined after a bit of driving around and trying to get more information that I was going to head home. UT is now closed for the day and those on campus are being asked to remain where they are. I think that everyone certainly mindful of Charles Whitman and the Tower shooting in '66. Of course, Virginia Tech also on the mind.The campus is huge - 50,000 students and approx. 20,000 employees. SWAT is on site and checking building by building for a 2nd suspect before they consider the area safe.
I'm a current graduate student at UT and am currently on lock-down still in my office which is located south of the Tower in the area known as the "Six Pack".I have been under lock down since early this morning. Armed officers have been outside my office window and in the hallways all morning since the lock down was initiated.Thank you for all the prayers and concerns for our campus. As a member of the UT community I appreciate it tremendously. -MJE
Thank goodness this didn't turn into a massacre (if it's correct that only the shooter was shot and killed--by himself)!
10:51 you are very obviously uneducated on the topic of parents "putting kids on meds" to take the "easy way out." Here is some information to help educate you on a neurobiological disorder known as ADHD:What is AD/HD?We may all occasionally have difficulty sitting still, paying attention, or controlling impulsive behavior. But for some children and adults, the problem is so pervasive and persistent that it interferes with their daily lives at home, at school, at work, and in social settings.Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) is a neurobiological disorder. It is characterized by developmentally inappropriate impulsivity, inattention, and in some cases, hyperactivity. Although individuals with AD/HD can be very successful in life, without appropriate identification and treatment, AD/HD can have serious consequences. These consequences may include school failure, depression, conduct disorder, failed relationships, and substance abuse. Early identification and treatment are extremely important.Until recent years, it was believed that children outgrew AD/HD in adolescence. This is because hyperactivity often diminishes during the teen years. However, it is now known that many symptoms continue into adulthood. If the disorder goes undiagnosed or untreated during adulthood, individuals may have trouble at work and in relationships, as well as emotional difficulties such as anxiety and depression.Found here: http://www.chadd.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=UnderstandingMain website address in case you care to educate yourself further:http://www.chadd.org/Youre welcome.
I'd like to get involved in some Drugs or Alcohol and was just wonderin if somebody had some or somethin.
Where was ADHD when we were kids? Never saw the teachers handing out pills at school. Never heard of it then, and kids certainly didn't act the way they do today! Thanks, but no thanks to your ?educated? opinion!Go sell it to someone who believes it!
11:43...Why would you have to sell it to someone who believes it, kinda be wasting your time don't you think? Just Sayin'!
It is proven, scientific fact...no need to sell it to anyone. You are showing how closed minded and asinine you are on the subject.
It's Obamas fault.
11:43, Teachers were handing out spankings!!
The only details I can find about the shooter was that he was wearing a business suit and a mask. I am offended in that we are now casting aspersions on all business men and setting up a profile for law enforcement to hassle those who are simply trying to make an honest living. The mask reference is offensive as well as it labels all those who love the upcoming Halloween season as lunatics. When will all this labeling stop?
it is sort of bad timing with the cowboys going on bye week this week since it seems as if they were just starting to get things rolling last week against the texans.
It's a really strange feeling when you are in Atlanta, GA on business and your child is in a dorm at UT within a block of the library where some dumb ace goes in firing an AK 47 and eventually offing himself in the library. You find yourself not giving a damn(my dear) for anything related to work, and focusing on which web site has the latest, most accurate(Fox eliminated) news on the subject.Something about getting a text from your kid saying, "We are in lockdown" is not a good way to start your day.I must say, I feel sorry for the shooters family, whomever they turn out to be.
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