By J. Kelman, Newser User
Posted Apr 16, 2007 2:37 PM CDT
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, following a shooting incident. Police said the shootings have...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – At least 32 students are dead after a gunman opened fire on a Virginia Tech dormitory and classroom building this morning. The shooter is dead; two dozen other students were wounded in the attack. “This place is in a state of panic,” one student told CNN; others report watching classmates jump from dormitory windows to escape the attack.

The attack follows a rash of bomb threats earlier in the month, including one on Friday that forced some classes to be cancelled. But police haven't established a link between the threats and today's shooting, or a motive for the shooting. This marks the largest school shooting in U.S. history; 12 students and a teacher were killed at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999.

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