'Everyone Started Panicking and Jumping Out the Window'

ByABC News
April 16, 2007, 2:06 PM

April 16, 2007— -- Students called into ABC News Now and gave eyewitness accounts of the campus shootings at Virginia Tech. Below are transcripts of their calls.

Josh Wargo, Engineering Student

We were sitting in class and all of a sudden heard loud banging noises -- thought it could be construction. Heard screaming through the walls and everyone started to panic. Heard shots down the hallways, everyone started to panic and jumping out of the window.

We heard almost 40 or 50 shots. They were going on from the time we heard them and jumped out the window to almost two minutes later. Window was two or three stories. When I landed I was in a daze, standing outside of the building. Then I heard shots going through glass, that's when it hit me that I had to get out of there.

As soon as we heard the shots, people in class started calling 911, they were on the scene two minutes later.

I jumped out of the window and ran into Patten Hall, the neighboring building right across from it.

I was in a mechanics class, engineering class. They sounded like they were coming from the classroom next door. We could hear people screaming "Oh my god" from next door.

One of my friends called me to make sure that everyone is OK. I'm told that they're in stable condition, but some of them got shot. They told me my prof was shot in the face and didn't make it but we're not sure.

I got the e-mails, but my impression was it was prank or nothing serious -- hadn't heard anyone was apprehended or actual bombs were found.

We live in a pretty peaceful community, this is a total shock.

I feel a little bit numb, I've never been in a situation like this before.

Classmate broke his leg jumping out of window, he was able to crawl away from the building, I'm pretty sure he made it to the hospital.

No, I had no idea another shooting had taken place.

Gina Om, Engineering Student

She spoke to ABC News Now from a local hospital where she'd gone to check on an injured friend.

I was just really scared because Norris Hall is the building where I have all my classes, my department. It's kinda surreal because I've always thought Virginia Tech was extremely safe, one of the reasons that I considered to come to the school. It's hard to believe and sad that it happened at this school because it's a nice town.