V-Tech Report Misses Something
- Virginia Tech failed to properly care for a mentally troubled student gunman and waited too long to warn faculty and students after he killed his first two victims in a shooting spree that eventually claimed 31 more lives, including his own, a panel's report concluded.
Had university officials not waited more than two hours to tell the campus about the initial shootings, lives could have been saved when Seung-Hui Cho later began his massacre inside a classroom building, according to the report, released Wednesday night.
''Warning the students, faculty and staff might have made a difference,'' the panel wrote. ''So the earlier and clearer the warning, the more chance an individual had of surviving.''
- If Virginia Tech hadn't banned guns from campus (even though the State of Virginia recognizes the legal right for citizens to carry concealed), there might have been a dozen or more opportunities to stop this school shooting in its tracks.
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