The University of Texas Tower shooting was a seminal event in law enforcement history because of how it influenced changes in police departments throughout the United States. During this incident it became tragically evident that officers of the Austin Police Department had no tactical training, clear lines of communication, adequate weapons, appropriate uniforms, or a unified command.
The UT Tower Shooting On August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman climbed to the top of the University of Texas Tower with three rifles, two pistols, and a sawed-off shotgun.
TOWER, a documentary mixing animation and live-action, is the story of America's first mass school shooting, at the University of Texas, Austin, 1966.
Keith Maitland’s “Tower,” a creatively envisioned but intentionally incomplete look at the 1966 University of Texas sniper attack that left 16 dead and dozens wounded, was the buzz of film.
The University of Texas tower shooting was a major school shooting.It happened on August 1, 1966. It took place in Austin, Texas at University of Texas at Austin. Sixteen people were killed in the incident. A 17th victim succumbed to his injuries in 2001.
The University of Texas Tower Shooting, 96 Minutes Of Mayhem. The sniper takes a shot from the UT Tower. On August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman set off with the aim of going to the top of the University of Texas Tower with three rifles, two pistols, and a sawed-off shotgun. The day would turn out to be the first school mass shooting in modern U.S.
Charles Whitman, known as the “Texas Tower Sniper,” was a former Marine sharpshooter. He had climbed up to the clock tower on the administration building and was shooting people below.
At 11:48 a.m. on August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman began firing his rifle from the top of the University of Texas Tower at anyone and everyone in his sights. At 1:24 p.m., he was gunned down himself.