Friday, August 28, 2009

2 Virginia Tech University students killed near campus

It happened 15 miles from Virginia Tech University's Blacksburg campus at a campground frequented by students. The students were shot to death in the parking lot of the Caldwell Fields campground. They were 19 year-old David Lee Metzler and 18 year-old Heidi Lynn Childs. David's body was found in the car and Heidi's was found outside the car. David was an industrial and systems engineering major and Heidi was majoring in biochemistry. Autopsies are going to be conducted but no suspect has been identified.

This incident follows the massacre that took place 2 years ago at Virginia Tech University by a student that killed 32 others and then himself. To add to that, in January of this year, a student killed a fellow student by beheading her in a campus cafe!

Virginia Tech University's President, Charles Steger, has been counseling the campus community and doesn't understand how this sort of violence is taking place in the area, at this time and in the campus community. He mentioned that tragedies like these are deeply painful to all. Memorial services will be posted on the university's Web site.
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