Report: Virginia Tech Violated Law During 2007 Mass Shooting

December 9, 2010

The U.S. Department of Education says in a new final report that Virginia Tech violated federal law by waiting too long to notify students during a 2007 shooting rampage that was the deadliest in modern U.S. history.

The department first issued its report in January, but it gave Tech a chance to comment before drafting the final report, which was issued Thursday.

The department found Tech failed to issue a timely warning after a gunman killed two students in a dormitory early on April 17, 2007.

The school sent out an e-mail about the shootings two hours later, but by that time the student gunman was chaining shut the doors to a campus building where he killed 30 students and faculty and himself.

A university spokesman disputed the findings.


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