150 attend candlelight vigil at Virginia Tech

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Posted: Dec 08, 2011 8:59 PM
150 attend candlelight vigil at Virginia Tech

About 150 students gathered silently for a candlelight vigil at Virginia Tech after a police officer was gunned down and the shooter apparently killed himself on campus.

The students showed up Thursday night on a field facing the stone plaza memorial for the victims of the 2007 massacre. In that bloodbath, 33 people were killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Though the official candlelight vigil was moved to Friday evening, many turned out anyway to show their support. One student came forward to invite everyone back for Friday night's event. He shouted, "Let's go!" The crowd responded, "Hokies!"