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Report says lives could have been spared at Virginia Tech

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Report says lives could have been spared at Virginia Tech


Authorities at Virginia Tech University could have saved many lives if they reacted more quickly, according to a new report. State Governor, Tim Kaine, headed the inquiry. He says officials failed to collate readily available information about the killer Seung-Hui Cho:

“I’m troubled that a student who’d talked about Columbine at an earlier point in his life, that information was unknown to anyone on the Tech campus. There’s a lot of instances where information was out there, that different people had information, where it needed to be put together,” he said.

Cho killed 32 people and himself at the US university on April 16.

The state report blames police for not issuing a campus-wide alert after Cho’s first two killings -hours before he embarked on the most deadliest shooting rampage in modern US history.

It also says officials missed numerous indications of his mental problems because they misinterpreted federal privacy laws.

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