Virginia Tech Tragedy

State and local police wait for a building to be cleared by police on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Va., Monday, April 16, 2007.

<<< Click on the yellow boxes at left to learn more about the deadly April 16, 2007, shootings on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.

About the university:
Founded in 1872, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia, about 160 miles west of Richmond. With more than 25,000 full-time students, it has the state's largest full-time student population. The school is best known for its engineering school and its powerhouse Hokies football team.