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DnC

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#1 11 years ago

BBC Several people have been injured in a shooting at a college in the Canadian city of Montreal, reports say. Details on the incident at Dawson College are still sketchy, but emergency services said at least six have been hurt, three seriously. Eyewitnesses said a gunman dressed in military fatigues had entered the cafeteria at lunchtime. Some reports said two attackers were dead. The number of gunmen in the incident is not yet clear. TV footage showed students fleeing the campus and stretchers with casualties. Eyewitnesses spoke of blood on the steps of the building, which houses 10,000 students. "I could see him fire several times... I ran into a classroom. It was like something from a movie," student Michel Boyer told CBC television. Professor Robert Soroka told Reuters news agency the shooting began at 1245 (1645 GMT), and said he heard about 20 shots fired over 30 minutes. Police have cordoned off the area and nearby sites have been evacuated. In December 1989 a gunman shot and killed 14 young women in Montreal's Ecole Polytechnique, before turning the gun on himself.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/5343714.stm http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/americas/09/13/canada.shooting.ap/index.html (some different details)

At the moment the details are really sketchy because there must be so much panic in the area. The injury and death toll keep on going up on the TV. All I can say at the moment is that I hope those figures stay that way or go down.




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#2 11 years ago

Another school shooting :cort:. I hope that all of the wounded survives. According to a Swedish news site there were two gunmen, one that got shot by the police and one that shot himself.




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#3 11 years ago

I was just watching CNN and they say both shotters are dead




Giz

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#4 11 years ago

Ok, I know I can't really speak on the situation, because it's no doubt very different and real once in it yourself, but I feel (again that might change if placed in such a situation) if I'm near this gun man and he's popping off people and doesn't seem to care. I'm going to try and take this guy out. Running will just get me shot in the back, I'd rather try and fight this person and be shot trying to take him out. Also, if I manage to get him down, perhaps another student with enough balls with try to help out. First would be to remove his gun. Once this is done, beat him and don't stop.




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#5 11 years ago

^ I'm sure some of the students there think the exact same thing. It's just when you're put in those situations and you are not involved directly (IE in this situation, you aren't shot) it's only natural for humans to make sure they survive.




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#6 11 years ago

I think schools should have some sort of self defense course. Like self defense and/or martial arts. I mean it's 2006 and the world is crazy. I think everyone should be trained in this.

Most schools teach the students to run and/or hide and wait for police. Well, in this situation people are going to die no matter if they run or hide. At least if one or two people fight they can bring down the numbers of people getting shot, and yes, it might mean they are shot in the process.




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#7 11 years ago

gizmoI think schools should have some sort of self defense course. Like self defense and/or martial arts. I mean it's 2006 and the world is crazy. I think everyone should be trained in this.

Most schools teach the students to run and/or hide and wait for police. Well, in this situation people are going to die no matter if they run or hide. At least if one or two people fight they can bring down the numbers of people getting shot, and yes, it might mean they are shot in the process.

that could work, but the people trained may the people who commit the act, its quite shocking, schools should have better protection when it comes to letting people in.




Nostradamouse

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#8 11 years ago
2 + 2 = 5that could work, but the people trained may the people who commit the act, its quite shocking, schools should have better protection when it comes to letting people in.

The guys probably had assault rifles or shotguns (witness description is actually big guns so...), the gun fight would simply have started outside and due to the size of this CEGEP, the far wings would not even hear a single gunshot. Those entrances are almost impossible to control. We don't need armed security officers everywhere in here. I mean, the college which I go to is actually very close to another big one, (just a little bit smaller) trust me, it would cost too much to add security and do we really need it?




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#9 11 years ago

I can't imagine how anybody wouldn't notice 2 guys walking into a college with rifles.




DnC

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#10 11 years ago
Nostradamouseit would cost too much to add security and do we really need it?

Nope. You need intelligent and vigilant people working for schools and colleges to assess peoples past in order to predict their future actions.