The state of Virginia is offering $100,000 to each family of the 32 students and teachers killed by a lone gunman in the Virginia Tech massacre, the Virginian-Pilot reports. If accepted, the settlement would prevent families from suing the state for negligence. One attorney called the offer "for a human life an insult, an absolute insult."
Families of some of the victims of the deadliest school shooting in American history blame Virginia Tech for failing to adequately warn or protect people after the rampage began. The state's proposed settlement also offers to pay medical and counseling costs for survivors, and would allow family members to personally quiz the governor and university officials about the tragedy.