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Sunday, August 20, 1:43 p.m.: Administrators send an e-mail alerting students and employees that William Morva has escaped custody, offering a description of him and the events that led to his escape. The university writes: “Anyone that comes in contact or sights Morva should contact their local police by dialing 911.”

Monday, August 21, 8:13 a.m.: Virginia Tech reports Morva “has been spotted” on campus “in the vicinity of the Huckleberry Trail and Tech Center Drive….Employees working anywhere south of Washington Street including the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center are advised not to come to work and if already at work, to remain in the building.”

Monday, August 21, 10:30 a.m.: Virginia Tech cancels classes, writing: “Students should return to their residence hall rooms or apartments and not venture out.” Employees are asked to remain in their offices.

Monday, August 21, 12:45 p.m.: Virginia Tech starts evacuating employees, writing: “Employees north of Drill Field asked to leave campus.”