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Professor Librescu – A True Hero

by | 21st, April 2007

Virginia Tech Students React to Professor Librescu:

“The morning after the shooting at Virginia Tech, the wife of professor Liviu Librescu e-mailed his students, asking them to tell her what happened in class during the minutes before her husband was killed. Here are excerpts of their replies, forwarded to the Tribune by Librescu’s son Joe:

“When the shootings started [nearby], everyone in the room just seemed to be dumbstruck by what was going on. One student tried going out the front door but as soon as he opened it, it sounded as if the gunshots started coming towards us. Dr. Librescu shut the door and stood guard after the student ran back into the classroom. Almost immediately students started jumping out of the window in sheer fear of what might happen.

“I was huddled in the back of the room when I saw people going out the window and, almost instinctually, I followed them. I feel guilty to say that I was one of the last ones out before the shooter entered the room. If your husband was not at the door, I don’t know what would have happened to me or the other students. … I am so sorry. I will always remember him and will be praying for him for a very long time. My heart goes out to you”………………..

“I cannot even begin to tell you how sorry I am for what happened yesterday. I know that he died trying to block the door so we can all jump out the window. We tried to get him to the back of the classroom with us, but he insisted on staying by the door. That is all I know about his last minutes. He was a great and caring man, and I feel honored to have known him for this past year……

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