Tech Makes Recommendations After Internal Review

August 22, 2007

(AP) Virginia Tech's internal review of April's campus massacre says the university should pay closer attention to troubled students who could be a threat to themselves or others.

The panel also offered up security measures, such as classroom locks, but passed no judgment on the steps the school took the day
of the mass killings.

Some critics said the university should have locked down the campus in the two hours between the time Seung-Hui Cho killed two people in a dorm and the time he killed 30 others and himself in a campus building.

The committees, which looked at counseling services, security and communication, said Tech should set up Internet-based message boards to alert the community about campus emergencies, should install key card access for school buildings, and should remove the "drop bar" door handles that can be chained.

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