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NewsFlash  MIT advising people to "shelter in place" after reports of a person with a long rifle and body armor on campus (UPDATE: report "unfounded")

23 Feb 2013 10:12 AM   |   7092 clicks   |   MIT
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potterydove     
This is why people try to take away our nice things.

23 Feb 2013 10:14 AM
DoctorCal     
chaching

23 Feb 2013 10:14 AM
lilplatinum     
If only nerds carried guns like responsible adults this wouldn't be an issue.

23 Feb 2013 10:14 AM
Hugo Zorilla     
Sheldon finally pushed Howard over the edge...

23 Feb 2013 10:15 AM
Kyro    [TotalFark]  
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23 Feb 2013 10:15 AM
irgunner     
Slow news day?

23 Feb 2013 10:15 AM
Chinchillazilla     
That's it, I'm building a bunker.

/bunkers can have the internet, right

23 Feb 2013 10:15 AM
fragglerawk     
Release the battlebot army. You know they have one.

23 Feb 2013 10:16 AM
nekom    [TotalFark]  
Here's hoping it's just a dude with an umbrella or something similarly lame.

23 Feb 2013 10:16 AM
WhippingBoy     
USA! USA!

23 Feb 2013 10:16 AM
SpdrJay     
LARPer sighting?

23 Feb 2013 10:16 AM
SBinRR     
My bet is it turns out to be a person with a walking stick and a puffy insulated vest.

23 Feb 2013 10:16 AM
Robots are Strong     
Those wacky MIT pranksters...

23 Feb 2013 10:16 AM
swamp_of_dumb     
It is Massachussetts. More than likely it is someone carrying a broom handle wearing a flyfishing vest.

23 Feb 2013 10:16 AM
Mart Laar's beard shaver     
"A gun-free zone?"

How's that workin' for ya, MIT?

23 Feb 2013 10:16 AM
CygnusDarius     

lilplatinum: If only nerds carried guns like responsible adults this wouldn't be an issue.


Body armor.

23 Feb 2013 10:16 AM
lenfromak    [TotalFark]  
At MIT, the kid likely built all of it himself.

23 Feb 2013 10:16 AM
thisiszombocom     
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23 Feb 2013 10:17 AM
incircles     
not this shiat again.

23 Feb 2013 10:17 AM
LeadFootSpiderMonkey     
Sigh

23 Feb 2013 10:17 AM
retarded     
Now is not the time to have a discussion about gun control.

23 Feb 2013 10:18 AM
people_are_chumps     
@BreakingNews  Cambridge, Mass., police search building where gunman is reported on MIT campus with negative results - @CambridgePolice

23 Feb 2013 10:18 AM
zakke     
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23 Feb 2013 10:18 AM
Lurky McLurkerton     
None of the news channels seem to be carrying this. CNN is still prattelling on about bodies in water tanks.

23 Feb 2013 10:18 AM
T-Boy     
Is it a bad guy on a homicidal rampage or a NRA-certified good guy on a homicidal rampage?

23 Feb 2013 10:19 AM
GBB     

lenfromak: At MIT, the kid likely built 3D printed all of it himself.


23 Feb 2013 10:19 AM
gadian     
Time to roll back the sign?  We were doing so well.

23 Feb 2013 10:19 AM
Nogale     
Come on, are there no Farkers on the MIT campus?

23 Feb 2013 10:19 AM
Karma Curmudgeon     
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23 Feb 2013 10:19 AM
Quantum Apostrophe     
Uh oh, someone 3D printed a gun at the Media Lab.

23 Feb 2013 10:20 AM
BlippityBleep     
instant news hero? check.  soon to hear about some person that everyone knows has mental issues? check.  everybody pointing at guns while ignoring the previous two issues?  check.  lulz.

23 Feb 2013 10:20 AM
potterydove     
You know what defeats standard body armor?

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23 Feb 2013 10:20 AM
MrSloppy     
I bet it's gonna be categorized as an assault musket.

23 Feb 2013 10:20 AM
ZAZ    [TotalFark]  
According to campus lore MIT campus police can actually shoot and hit their target, unlike city cops. Colleges are otherwise gun free zones in Massachusetts, absent permission from the chief of campus police and (last I heard) the chief would not give permission to anybody.

23 Feb 2013 10:21 AM
chard     
The thing is, that "Main group building" is a farking huge complex of buildings that holds basically 70-80% of the academic facilities (classrooms, department headquarters, etc.) on campus.    It's going to take forever to search that thing.

It's also *completely open.*  Anyone can get in at any time.  I was strolling through the hallways at 1 am a couple of years ago (I'm an alum) and saw a homeless dude sleeping right out side the registrar's office.

My guess is that, if they find a gunman, that might change.

23 Feb 2013 10:21 AM
Clemkadidlefark     
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Sheltering in place ...

23 Feb 2013 10:21 AM
Benjamin Orr     
So.... Real gun or shovel?

23 Feb 2013 10:21 AM
WorkingInParadise     
Hopefully just a nerd on his way to Bi-mon-sci-fi-con.

23 Feb 2013 10:21 AM
cameroncrazy1984    [TotalFark]  

BlippityBleep: everybody pointing at guns while ignoring the previous two issues?  check.  lulz.


What do you mean "everybody?"

NYS just put in place a gun law that strengthens mental health reporting.

lulz indeed. I love my state.

23 Feb 2013 10:22 AM
Don't Troll Me Bro!     

gadian: Time to roll back the sign?  We were doing so well.


All we know is that he's been a responsible gun owner for many, many years.

/Hope it turns out to be an umbrella and puffy jacket

23 Feb 2013 10:22 AM
911Jenny     
I was looking to see if I could hear anything on the scanner and I got distracted and amused by their accents.

"I'm gonna be cleaah"

23 Feb 2013 10:22 AM
OregonVet    [TotalFark]  
It's not even real.

23 Feb 2013 10:22 AM
gadian     

WorkingInParadise: Hopefully just a nerd on his way to Bi-mon-sci-fi-con.


That would be so embarrassing.

23 Feb 2013 10:22 AM
Vodka Zombie     

lenfromak: At MIT, the kid likely built all of it himself.


I don't know.  Those kids seem more likely to build dirty bombs or thermonuclear devices when they snap.  They seem a little too smart to be part of the point and shoot bullets crowd.

23 Feb 2013 10:23 AM
WhippingBoy     

nekom: Here's hoping it's just a dude with an umbrella or something similarly lame.


MIT is in the United States. Those buffoons don't carry umbrellas. They just shoot the raindrops out of the sky.

Yee-Haw!

23 Feb 2013 10:23 AM
ZAZ    [TotalFark]  
It's also *completely open.* Anyone can get in at any time.

They lock some of the perimeter doors nights and weekends. Not a serious obstacle, but if you're a random criminal wandering down Ames Street you'll find the obvious doors locked.

23 Feb 2013 10:23 AM
IronTom    [TotalFark]  
I bet it's an AK-47.

23 Feb 2013 10:24 AM
CreampuffCasperMilktoast     
Even though police haven't found anything, a lone cameraman may have caught something in his lense....

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/is that an "Assault Rifle" strapped to his back?

23 Feb 2013 10:24 AM
Obscure Login     
There's a logo for articles submitted from MIT?

23 Feb 2013 10:25 AM
swamp_of_dumb     

23 Feb 2013 10:25 AM
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