WATCH: Virginia Tech Community Trying to Find Answers; Mourns Slain Police Officer


Students and faculty at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, in Blacksburg, Va., are trying to make sense of another deadly tragedy on their campus.

A security officer was shot and killed Thursday, and authorities are still investigating. The incident came less than five years after a university student carried out the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
“This has happened not once, but twice to a school that really just doesn’t deserve to happen to us,” one student said.
Derek Crouse, 39, was killed when the gunman ambushed him as he made a routine traffic stop in a campus parking lot. Crouse was veteran of the U.S. Army and the father of five children.
“When they opened his car door, he just fell out toward the ground and I could see his face and he was covered in blood,” said Julie Fielding, a student.
The assailant apparently killed himself after he shot Crouse.
With a new alert system in place, campus police sent out the first notice less than 10 minutes after the shooting.
“Do not leave this room until you’re told, do you understand?” a security officer told students.
“They were banging on the doors, checking all the doors to make sure they weren’t locked and telling everyone to stay in their rooms and not leave,” recalled one young woman who was identified as a student.
Source: CBN News | John Waage