New Review of the Virginia Tech Shootings

Mass Shootings at Virginia Tech: Addendum to the Report of the Review Panel

A new report issued by Tridata Division of the System Planning Corporation sheds additional light on the shootings that occurred on the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University campus on 26 April, 2007. During this shooting, a student killed 32 students and faculty members before taking his own life.

According to the report, two of the students that were in the resident hall that the first killing took place were released from the building. These students then went to class in Norris Hall, where they were killed by the shooter later that morning.

It is indicated that police could have prevented further deaths by notifying students and faculty of the events on campus sooner. The report also points out that police took longer than was originally thought to begin looking for the shooting subject. The previously lost mental-health records of the shooter are also discussed in detail.

Overall, this report raises serious questions about current security on college campuses throughout the U.S.

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