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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

University of Texas (UT) Shooting in Progress
Multiple Updates...
All Clear Signal Given

screencap from the university of Texas website


A shooting has occurred at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. Here are some quick details:


AUSTIN (KXAN) - There are two suspects in Tuesday morning's incident at the University of Texas.
The first gunman entered the Perry Castaneda Library at the UT campus with an automatic weapon, UT Public Information Officer Rhonda Weldon said he shot himself, and he is dead.
There is a second suspect authorities are looking for. They are not sure of the person's identity, and they don't know if the person is a student. They are trying to get more information.
There are no other injuries reported. An ambulance could be seen just before 9 a.m. Tuesday in front of the library with its sirens on, though no people were coming out of the library.
Police have the entire scene covered, and students were seen exiting the exhibition hall neighboring the library.
The library is located on 21st Street and Speedway Avenueand is just across the Jester Residence Hall and the Gregory Gym.
Students who live on campus are being asked to stay inside the building, and the campus is on lockdown.
Text messages were sent to students that read the following:
At 8:28 a.m.
  • "Armed subject reported last seen at Perry Castaneda Library on 9/28/2010. Details to follow."
At 8:58 a.m.
  • "Again, armed subject reported at Perry Castaneda Library. Shelter in place. Stay where you are at. More information to follow."

Source: KXAN.com


My prayers go out to the students, faculty and their families.




**10.33** Fox News has live stream from the University of Texas.


**10.46** An update from UT (Austin):










September 28, 2010 at 9:46 am
The university is closed.
A suspected shooter in PCL library is dead. Law enforcement are searching for a second suspect. If you are off campus, STAY AWAY. If you are on campus, lock doors, do not leave your building.



**10.58am**


More information is available from The Blotter blog.


**11.11am** 


Here is a series of posts I did on the Disaster Drill that Western Carolina University held in March of 2009.


**11.18am** 


From Twitter:






 Jenni B.
RT @: RT @: Reports that the second gunman is barricaded in the Calhoun building.  


**11.48am**


It looks like things are relatively calmed down. The police are clearing the perimeter one building at a time and escorting students off the campus. 


**12.00**


A live blog of the events at UT-Austin.


**12.04pm**


Source: TwitLonger




**12.09pm** An official update on the UT website has been posted:




September 28, 2010 at 11:09 am
The university is open.
The university is locked down. All organized classes for today, Sept. 28, are canceled. If you are off campus, stay away. If you are on campus, lock your doors and do not leave your building. Law enforcement are searching for a second suspect.
Announced September 28, 2010 at 11:00 am

 **12.40pm** 


Now, officials have closed the campus again:





September 28, 2010 at 11:39 am
The university is closed.
The university is locked down. All organized classes for today, Sept. 28, are canceled. If you are off campus, stay away. If you are on campus, lock your doors and do not leave your building. Law enforcement are searching for a second suspect.








Announced September 28, 2010 at 11:20 am



**12.44**


Reports via online video feed on scene indicate that the all-clear has been given, and students are being allowed to leave their buildings and evacuate the campus and are being processed out. Ronald Weldon, PIO of UT-Austin. Perimeter has been tightened to the PCL (library) and the investigation is continuing.


**1.13pm**


Another update from UT:



September 28, 2010 at 12:11 pm
The university is closed.
Due to the events of today, the campus is closed. Unless you are needed for essential operations, all faculty, staff and students are urged to leave campus. Students who live on campus may return to their residence halls.

Because the area around the Perry Castenada Library (PCL) is an actively investigated crime scene and due to the difficulty of navigating that portion of the campus, it is urged that area be avoided. As you leave the campus, please exit the campus from north exits. Employees who ride buses to work may catch the bus at Dean Keeton or at on 23rd and San Jacinto. If you are in buildings near the PCL, please exit buildings from exits away from PCL.

On time sheets, please list time away from campus today as Emergency Leave. Also, please check the campus Emergency Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/know/2010/09/28/emergency_alert/ ) for additional updates.

All other campus employees are urged to continue at work and to exercise care until the all clear is given.

Please direct any questions to HRSC@austin.utexas.edu or call 471-HRSC (4772)

Announced September 28, 2010 at 12:09 pm



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