November 5th, 2007 10:21 PM
Another Virginia Tech in the making?
I received the following notification from my school by email.
This message is being sent to all Faculty, Staff, and Students with the approval of the UW Police Department.
Timely Warning Notification of a Criminal Incident November 5, 2007
Threat to Law School Community
This message to members of the University community is being sent in the interest of public safety and in compliance with federal law requiring timely warning notification of crimes committed on or near campus.
The University of Washington Police Department is investigating a threat directed at Law School Students and the University of Washington Law School. The threat was in the form of a graffiti message written on a wall in the Allen Library. The message indicated that the person(s) intended to commit an act of violence with the use of a weapon. The time period stated in the graffiti was vague, but reference was made to the month of November.
There is no information indicating a threat to the rest of campus.
Additional security measures are in place at the Gates Law School. A police officer is assigned to the building to visually observe those entering the building. The building is restricted to the faculty and staff of the Law School, UW Law School Students, and those who have classes within the building. All are required to use their Husky Card for access. Although it is unknown if the threat is real we are taking these precautions to protect our campus community.
Anyone seeing suspicious activity in or around the Law School is asked to call 911 immediately.
I appreciate the notification and I'm glad they are taking steps to secure the law building, but without a metal detector a BG could walk right in with a weapon. It sounds like there will be one cop monitoring the building with students coming and going from multiple exits at will. Chances are good the threat comes from another student which renders 90% of this security plan useless.
I wonder how many students a BG could waste before that cop can haul ass upstairs and stop him. I am not impressed by the security measures. I really wish I could carry on campus. This isn't the first email like this I have received. I feel like the school has learned from the Virginia Tech shooting, but not really. How many tragedies will it take? I somehow doubt that someone who wanted to carry out a successful attack would advertise it beforehand but this stuff still makes me nervous.
When will responsible law-abiding citizens be allowed to carry on campus? I am thinking of writing a letter to the school newspaper addressing this email and the campus CCW laws.
November 5th, 2007 11:28 PM
"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance." -Thomas Jefferson
"Liberalism is a Mental Disorder." -Michael Savage
GOOD Gun Control is being able to hit your target! -Myself
November 5th, 2007 11:32 PM
Hmmm....what makes them think the BG will only target students or faculty...might the BG target the campus security/police officer first? Then the BG has as much time as he or she wants to accomplish their sick goals. That is why students need to be allowed to carry concealed. Ya just don't know who is going to shoot back.
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November 6th, 2007 02:18 AM
I hope that people come to realize that gun free zones only cause these sorts of tragedies. Its always guns are scary, i don't want any on campus.
I hope that this message is all bluff.
November 8th, 2007 12:21 AM
November 14th, 2007 10:27 AM
1 Officer and the number of students and the size of the building. It doesn't seem like it'll work to protect anyone.
Les Baer 45
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November 14th, 2007 12:13 PM
looks like the shooting in Finland was with a .22
you mean not all shootings are done by big scary assault rifles?
November 14th, 2007 02:51 PM
I honestly fear for my life eVery sIngle time i drive past the sign that says "No deadly weapons on Campus". GreaT I'M dissarmed, but the person who has already snapped and wants to waste me and my peers inherently doesn't care if he or she graduates and therefore will bring the gun onto campus regaurdless of what the signs say.
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