Rude Awakening

As of now, there is luckily no confirmation of any armed threat so, that it is the good news. The bad news is, that people still feel the need to either just say something and joke about violence or, express a threat.

If anyone thinks that it is funny to drop the ‘I have a gun’ and ‘when is the campus most active?’ lines, you should think again. In fact, you should take a hard look at yourself. Joking about violence is never fun. Joking about violence at a university where a massacre took place, is even worse.

People at Virginia Tech, and the Blacksburg locals, all have their own memories of how they experienced and/or survived April 16, 2007. They all have their own emotional triggers. Some more profound and clear than others, but the fear is there. And partially, it was there again this morning.

If you made these remarks as a joke or, just to see how fast you can get a combined law enforcement task force of Virginia Tech Police backed up by Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and Virginia State Police, at campus, you need help.

Not only did you mess with people’s schedules and class organizations, you messed with people’s emotions. You forced some to relive the massacre, you scared young people who should feel safe at our campus, and you wasted precious time and manpower from all law enforcement officers who saturated campus to investigate. You should be ashamed of yourself. I also think that you should be presented the bill of all the expenses made today.

If these remarks were made as a real threat, law enforcement will find you. Because, you see, the Hokie Nation is a tight community. We always prevail.


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