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In 2007, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history occurred at Virginia Tech, killing 33 people. Today, December 8, 2011, another shooting occurred, resulting in the death of two people. A campus police officer was shot after stopping a vehicle in the school’s parking lot. The suspect, described as a white male wearing gray sweatpants, a gray hat with a neon green brim, a maroon hoodie, and a backpack, proceeded to run to another nearby parking lot where another victim was later found. Police forces immediately responded with caravans of SWAT vehicles, armed officers walking around campus, and police cars patrolling the area. The campus remains on lockdown as the suspect has not been found. Students are told to “seek shelter or stay where you are” from alerts sent out by the school.