April 16th: Virginia Tech Remembers

April 16th: Virginia Tech Remembers

by Roland Lazenby
     
 

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A gripping, emotional account of the worst school shooting in United States history, told by those who lived through it 

Monday, April 16, 2007 started like any other Monday at Virginia Tech, with professors and students preparing for another busy week of classes. However, word quickly circulated of a shooting in the dorms - and the gunman was still

Overview

A gripping, emotional account of the worst school shooting in United States history, told by those who lived through it 

Monday, April 16, 2007 started like any other Monday at Virginia Tech, with professors and students preparing for another busy week of classes. However, word quickly circulated of a shooting in the dorms - and the gunman was still loose. The campus went into lockdown, and as the gruesome events unfolded in Norris Hall, a group of journalism students trapped in a nearby building transmitted stories and updates to the student-run website, PlanetBlacksburg.com. 

Now, these students, together with their journalism instructor and members of the Virginia Tech community, have documented the events of that day. April 16th: Virginia Tech Remembers gives a voice to the students, faculty, and staff who lived through the shooting, and serves as a memorial for the 32 victims. The book also describes the onslaught of media coverage that immediately followed, and reveals the remarkable resilience of the students of Virginia Tech throughout the entire ordeal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101213704
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
504,194
File size:
747 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

ROLAND LAZENBY has taught journalism at Virginia Tech for eight years and has lived in and around Blacksburg most of his life. 

KEVIN CUPP, SUZANNE HIGGS, OMAR MAGLALANG, LAURA MASSEY, TRICIA SANGALANG, and NEAL TURNAGE lead a group of student journalists in documenting the stories.

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