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ID:

567

Date:

2010-05-18

Headline:

U.S.: Virginia Tech violated law in '07 massacre

Reporter's name:

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The Associated Press

City:

Richmond, VA

Summary:

Virginia Tech administrators failed to issue a timely warning after two students were shot and killed on April 16, 2007, over two hours before the gunman seized an academic building and killed thirty other students, according to a report issued by the Department of Education (DoE). Virginia Tech contended that "timely" had never been clearly defined, despite a 2005 DoE handbook which urged that warnings be made as soon as possible in the face of continuing threats.

Notes:

The Associated Press and three other media organizations used FOIA to obtain the documents.

Keywords:

Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech massacre, shooting, Department of Education, warning, Seung-Hui Cho

URL:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2010-05-18-va-tech-shooting_N.htm


Agencies:

DOEd

States:

DC
VA

Categories:

education


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