Violence Shocks Students
"Just shock in initial reaction," said MU Student Derek Sisel. "A little bit of fear in the fact that maybe it could happen here. Anywhere in the United States, frankly it's kind of scary."
"My initial reaction was not again, not another shooting, not another bunch of innocent people dead," said MU student Billy Herbert.
"It'd probably surprise me more if it happened here just because it's around us and you never think that'll happen to you," said student Ryan Lowe.
MUPD is watching Tech's reaction, to better its strategies, just in case.
"We'll learn from what happens there, there'll be discussions I'm sure and we'll see if there's info from this that could help us here," said MUPD Captain Brian Weimer.
Weimer says MUPD trains for this kind of situation.
"Fortunately this is the closest they have got to the real thing. There's been circumstances before but nothing like what we saw today at Virginia Tech," Weimer said.
For many students KOMU talked with, Virginia Tech's tragedy is hard to comprehend.