UT Chancellor Releases Statement on Virginia Tech Shootin

Statement from University of Tennessee Chancellor Loren Crabtree:

The University of Tennessee community is deeply saddened by today's events at Virginia Tech University, and our thoughts and prayers are with their entire campus. We have been closely monitoring this tragic situation from its onset this morning. Of course, we stand ready to assist our colleagues in any way possible at this time of tragedy.

As a campus, this event reminds us of the critical importance of our safety and security efforts. While we are not at any heightened state of alert at this time, we do remind all members of our campus community to be familiar with safety procedures in their departments, residence halls and classes. Safety information is available online at http://pr.utk.edu/safety.

Again, we join with colleagues across the nation in extending our thoughts and prayers to all of those affected by today's senseless attacks at Virginia Tech.


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  • by Elizibeth Location: Edmonton AB Canada on Apr 24, 2007 at 08:51 PM
    This event has greatly affected me. I feel for each and every person touched by this event. There are no words that can make this alright.. time will not heal this wound. School is place of innocence learning and growth. Not Death. Please be safe America.
  • by Caitlin Location: OrangePark, Florida on Apr 17, 2007 at 01:26 PM
    I think it is so horrible that someone would do that. America is suppose to be a place where we can call home and be safe. How could someone do such harm? Bless the families and friends of those who were killed in the Virginia Tech shooting. I'll keep you in my prayers. -Caitlin
  • by J.D. Location: VA on Apr 16, 2007 at 02:50 PM
    A ban on handguns would not have prevented the shooter from getting a gun if he wanted one. Even with current lax gun control laws, it is STILL easier, and FASTER, to get a gun on the black market. Banning handguns would just increase the black market trade and make it even easier and faster for criminals or potential criminals to get their hands on a firearm. Not only would you have drug dealers on street corners, but they'd start selling you pistols on the side.
  • by peter Location: ri on Apr 16, 2007 at 12:46 PM
    we need stronger gun control a ban on hand guns
  • by JUDY Location: GIG HARBOR, WA on Apr 16, 2007 at 12:44 PM
    IT IS PRETTY SAD WHEN IT IS EASIER TO GET A GUN THAN IT IS MEDICAL INSURANCE OR MENTAL HEALTH HELP IN THIS COUNTRY!

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