Virginia Tech massacre

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Hero of Va. Tech Massacre Receives Highest Honor

Air Force Cadet Matthew La Porte died charging shooter Seung Hui Cho

(Newser) - On April 16, 2007, Matthew La Porte was in his French class at Virginia Tech as Seung Hui Cho attempted to force his way inside, armed. La Porte's teacher told the students to hide at the back of the classroom, but La Porte, a 20-year-old Air Force cadet, ran... More »

Court Voids Wrongful Death Verdict in Va. Tech Case

Justices say state couldn't have predicted mass shooting

(Newser) - Virginia's Supreme Court today reversed a jury's wrongful death verdict against the state stemming from the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting massacre, saying that the state had no duty to warn students of the potential acts of the case's lone gunman, who initially shot two in a dormitory.... More »

Marathon Survivor Also Survived Va. Tech Massacre

Kelly Willard says experiences taught her 'It can happen anywhere'

(Newser) - Kelly Willard was a student at Virginia Tech during the 2007 massacre, and found herself on lockdown for 12 hours just two buildings away from the shooter. Six years later, she ran the Boston Marathon for the first time, and was two blocks away when the bombs went off last... More »

Virginia Tech Appeals $55K Shooting Rampage Fine

AG Cuccinelli calls Dept. of Education's findings 'absolutely appalling'

(Newser) - Just shy of one month after it was slapped with $55,000 in federal fines for waiting too long to notify that campus during the 2007 shooting rampage, Virginia Tech has filed an appeal. State AG Kenneth Cuccinelli yesterday called the Department of Education's findings "absolutely appalling,"... More »

Va. Tech Could Lose Millions Over Shooting Response

Feds say school failed to issue 'timely' warning

(Newser) - The feds delivered a harsh rebuke to Virginia Tech yesterday, saying the school failed to issue a "timely" warning about a campus gunman in 2007 who eventually killed 32 people and himself, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch . As a result, the school could lose nearly $100 million in student financial... More »

Students Fight University for Right to Pack Guns

Gun groups back Colorado activists battling firearm ban

(Newser) - A Colorado State University campus determined to stop shooting rampages by banning guns is meeting angry opposition from students who are determined to protect their right to pack firearms. Many claim that armed citizens are the best hope of stopping violence, according to T-shirts sprouting on the Fort Collins campus.... More »

Found: Missing Mental Health Records of Va. Tech Shooter

Files had been removed from university clinic illegally

(Newser) - The mental health records of the gunman behind the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre have been found in the home of a former director of the university’s clinic, reports the AP. Seung-Hui Cho’s records were illegally taken from the clinic more than a year before the attack, says a... More »

Student Held in Fatal Virginia Tech Stabbing

Student alert system launched

(Newser) - A Chinese graduate student has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a female student in a cafeteria of the Virginia Tech campus. The death was the first campus killing since a suicidal gunman shot dead 32 in 2007. A student alert system devised after that attack was launched when... More »

Judge OKs $11M Settlement for Va. Tech Families

Quicker action could've saved lives, suit said

(Newser) - A Virginia judge yesterday approved an $11 million settlement with 42 families of those killed or injured in last year's Virginia Tech shootings, the Washington Post reports. The families sued after a panel concluded that lives might have been saved if the university contacted students immediately after the first shootings.... More »

Colbert Grabs a Peabody

Compares staff to 'enema' flushing out truth

(Newser) - Comedy Central funnyman Stephen Colbert snatched a prestigious Peabody media award at last night's ceremony hosted by CBS correspondent Lesley Stahl. She stepped in to replace Brian Williams, who opted to spend time with NBC colleagues after Tim Russert's death. Colbert displayed his usual deadpan style, comparing his staff to... More »

SC Teen Busted in 'New Columbine' Plot

Student plotted school suicide bombing

(Newser) - South Carolina police have foiled a student's suicide bomb attack on a high school, timed to coincide with the ninth anniversary of the Columbine school massacre, officials said. The 18-year-old senior was arrested after his parents discovered 10 pounds of explosive chemicals, a year-long journal  and detailed plans for a... More »

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