'Everyone Started Panicking and Jumping Out the Window'


Michelle Billman, WUVT Campus Radio Station Student Radio General Manager

I was in class…two buildings over. Someone got a text message saying something was going on. After that we were told to stay in the building, away from the windows.

Right at the end of class, 9:50 or 9:55.

It really wasn't organized. Almost everyone else just left, and while the kids were running out, people said, "Come back, come back."

"The only reason we knew was because someone got a text message…No one was there saying, "This is what's going on."

Communication from college? I checked my e-mail about 8:30…I went to my class as I usually would. By 8:30 no one was notified that something had happened at 7. We went onto a dangerous campus not knowing…

It's so hard because I know that those police officers are putting their lives on the line and it's so chaotic…There needs to be a better system…

Anna Woodford, Sophomore

I was thankfully still in my room. We got all the e-mails before I had to go to class, and most of my classmates were able to get back before the lockdown happened.

Our Internet, everything is obviously very clogged, Web mail is down, phone lines are mostly down, everybody is waiting.

Are you looking for friends? I've heard back from most of them, but I still have one or two who are missing.

It's an unbelievable situation. Everybody is shaken up. I don't think anyone's going to want to talk about it for a long time. I have gotten in touch with my family but getting in touch with my friends has been a lot more difficult.

Following the media as much as I can, like I said Internet is down, we can't log in.

Its impossible to describe. You hope and pray for the best. That's all we can do. My friends and I are praying that the people we haven't gotten in touch with are safe.

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