Charles Whitman

September 28, 2010 by Post Team 

Charles Whitman, After today’s shooting at the University of Texas at Austin, we are reminded of shootings at other schools that have taken place over the years. It is a problem faced by all generations, it seems.

This is not the first time that the UT in Austin, Texas, has faced a crisis like this. In 1966, a shooter with the name of Charles Whitman terrorized the University of Texas as well.

Charles Whitman was only 25 at the time. He was an ex-Marine, who was in a shooting at the University of Texas at Austin campus. First of all Whitman killed his wife and mother, and then proceeded to go to the tower of the University, it was an observation deck on floor 29. Killed three people in the tower, killing more than ten from the top of the tower. Another person died a week after the gunshot wound.

Whitman was shot and eventually killed by a police officer in Austin, TX. Overall he managed to kill 14 people and wounding 32.

Luckily today shot in the UT campus in Austin was not in anyone’s life except that of the attacker himself. Something must be done to help prevent attacks like this in the future.

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