Thursday, August 30, 2007


From today’s Richmond Times Dispatch:

“The toll in the April 16 massacre at Virginia Tech could have been lessened if authorities had canceled classes and promptly alerted students that a killer was on the loose, a panel appointed by Gov. Timothy M. Kaine says.

"But none of these measures would likely have averted a mass shooting altogether," a report released late Wednesday night on the governor's Web site concedes.”

We won’t bog you down in all the details, but let’s just hope this “water under the bridge” report is utilized for its best purpose – to guide future administrators in the face of potential tragedy. As we said before, like 911, the authorities and administrators at Tech were faced by a circumstance they literally never dreamed possible.

We doubt anybody gets something so horrible right the first time…

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