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April 22, 2007 | From the Associated Press
About 100 members of the Virginia Tech marching band played in a memorial service Saturday for bandmate Ryan Clark, remembered as a gregarious young man who went to lengths to make fellow students feel included. Clark, a 22-year-old from Martinez, Ga., was one of the first victims Monday of gunman Seung-hui Cho on the campus of Virginia Tech.
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October 31, 2013 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON -- Virginia Tech cannot be held liable for failing to warn the campus and its student body that a crazed gunman was on the loose, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday, throwing out a jury's wrongful-death verdict in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The state justices said university officials have a legal duty to alert the student body only when they have reason to suspect a campus-wide danger. And the mass shooting that occurred on April 16, 2007, in which a gunman killed 32 and then himself, could not have been “reasonably foreseen” in time to warn the campus, the justices said.
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August 4, 2011 | By Shane Goldmacher and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
The Virginia Tech campus, where 33 people died in a shooting spree in 2007, was on lockdown Thursday morning after reports by school officials that a gunman had been sighted. In an alert posted on its website, the university said a person with what may be a gun had been sighted near Dietrick Hall at the campus in Blacksburg, Va. "Stay inside. Secure doors," the alert urged the campus community. "People on campus stay indoors until further notice," the university ordered.
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April 12, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A suspect has been taken into custody after a shooting at a community college office in a Virginia shopping mall where two women were wounded, officials said Friday. The first reports of the shooting came in to officials at 1:55 p.m., police said at a televised news conference, and authorities responded within moments to the New River Community College satellite office in the mall just south of Blacksburg, Va., home to Virginia Tech, police said. One woman was airlifted to a hospital and the other was taken for treatment by ambulance, police said.
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April 12, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A suspect has been taken into custody after a shooting at a community college office in a Virginia shopping mall where two women were wounded, officials said Friday. The first reports of the shooting came in to officials at 1:55 p.m., police said at a televised news conference, and authorities responded within moments to the New River Community College satellite office in the mall just south of Blacksburg, Va., home to Virginia Tech, police said. One woman was airlifted to a hospital and the other was taken for treatment by ambulance, police said.
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March 30, 2012 | By Richard Simon
Virginia Tech did not violate federal law in its email response time that notified students of a campus rampage that left 33 people dead, the worst mass shooting by a gunman in U.S. history, a judge ruled Friday. The Department of Education had fined the university $55,000 for waiting more than two hours after the first round of gunfire to send out an email warning students, teachers and others to take cover. But the department's chief administrative judge, Ernest C. Canellos, found that the university did not violate a law requiring timely warnings of safety threats and overturned the fine.
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October 31, 2013 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON -- Virginia Tech cannot be held liable for failing to warn the campus and its student body that a crazed gunman was on the loose, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday, throwing out a jury's wrongful-death verdict in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The state justices said university officials have a legal duty to alert the student body only when they have reason to suspect a campus-wide danger. And the mass shooting that occurred on April 16, 2007, in which a gunman killed 32 and then himself, could not have been “reasonably foreseen” in time to warn the campus, the justices said.
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April 19, 2007 | Sam Howe Verhovek, Times Staff Writer
A persecution complex. Paranoid schizophrenia. Psychotic depression, with both homicidal and suicidal characteristics. Severe bipolar disorder. Though no one can now diagnose Virginia Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho, mental health experts who watched his videotaped message about Monday's rampage say there was evidence of all of those mental disorders. His desire to kill others as well as himself is "not an unusual combination for a school shooter," said Dr.
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August 4, 2011 | By Shane Goldmacher and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
Virginia Tech lifted a lockdown Thursday more than five hours after three youths reported seeing a man carrying what may have been a gun covered with a cloth on the campus where 33 people died in a mass shooting four years ago. Authorities scoured the campus and even released a composite police sketch of the man, but uncovered no new information. At 2:41 p.m. EDT, the university posted a note on its website declaring an end to the lockdown under which students, faculty and others had been asked to remain indoors.
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April 18, 2007 | Josh Meyer and Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writers
Seung-hui Cho's recent purchase of the two semiautomatic handguns used in the Virginia Tech rampage was done by the book and in accordance with Virginia's firearms laws. Cho bought one of the guns, a .22-caliber Walther P22, at JND Pawnbrokers in Blacksburg in February, a federal law enforcement official familiar with the investigation said.
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March 30, 2012 | By Richard Simon
Virginia Tech did not violate federal law in its email response time that notified students of a campus rampage that left 33 people dead, the worst mass shooting by a gunman in U.S. history, a judge ruled Friday. The Department of Education had fined the university $55,000 for waiting more than two hours after the first round of gunfire to send out an email warning students, teachers and others to take cover. But the department's chief administrative judge, Ernest C. Canellos, found that the university did not violate a law requiring timely warnings of safety threats and overturned the fine.
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August 4, 2011 | By Shane Goldmacher and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
The Virginia Tech campus, where 33 people died in a shooting spree in 2007, was on lockdown Thursday morning after reports by school officials that a gunman had been sighted. In an alert posted on its website, the university said a person with what may be a gun had been sighted near Dietrick Hall at the campus in Blacksburg, Va. "Stay inside. Secure doors," the alert urged the campus community. "People on campus stay indoors until further notice," the university ordered.
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August 4, 2011 | By Shane Goldmacher and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
Virginia Tech lifted a lockdown Thursday more than five hours after three youths reported seeing a man carrying what may have been a gun covered with a cloth on the campus where 33 people died in a mass shooting four years ago. Authorities scoured the campus and even released a composite police sketch of the man, but uncovered no new information. At 2:41 p.m. EDT, the university posted a note on its website declaring an end to the lockdown under which students, faculty and others had been asked to remain indoors.
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July 23, 2009 | Associated Press
The Virginia Tech gunman's missing mental health records have been found at the home of a former university counseling official more than two years after the bloodbath. The belated emergence of Seung-hui Cho's file, a development disclosed in a memo obtained Wednesday by the Associated Press, represents another embarrassing lapse in the case and raises questions about how such evidence could be lost for so long.
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April 22, 2007 | From the Associated Press
About 100 members of the Virginia Tech marching band played in a memorial service Saturday for bandmate Ryan Clark, remembered as a gregarious young man who went to lengths to make fellow students feel included. Clark, a 22-year-old from Martinez, Ga., was one of the first victims Monday of gunman Seung-hui Cho on the campus of Virginia Tech.
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April 20, 2007 | David Zucchino and Richard A. Serrano, Times Staff Writers
Weary with grief and struggling to explain their failure to monitor Seung-hui Cho upon his release from a mental hospital 16 months ago, the leaders of Virginia Tech sought Thursday to begin the healing process for their shattered university.
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April 19, 2007 | Sandy Banks, Times Staff Writer
The sense of shock and shame that has engulfed the Korean American community in the wake of the murderous Virginia Tech rampage may seem overdone to some, but its roots are familiar to many minorities. "My first thought when I heard initial reports [of the shootings] was 'Oh my God, I hope it's not a black person,' " African American commentator Earl Ofari Hutchinson said. "It's a visceral reaction, a reflection of this country's long history of typecasting all minorities."
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April 19, 2007 | Sam Howe Verhovek, Times Staff Writer
A persecution complex. Paranoid schizophrenia. Psychotic depression, with both homicidal and suicidal characteristics. Severe bipolar disorder. Though no one can now diagnose Virginia Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho, mental health experts who watched his videotaped message about Monday's rampage say there was evidence of all of those mental disorders. His desire to kill others as well as himself is "not an unusual combination for a school shooter," said Dr.
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