Virginia Tech may face penalties for delay in alert of 2007 mass murders
- Yankees visit Virginia Tech campus, 3/18/08
The U.S Department of Education had found in January that the school violated federal law with its response during the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, but gave Tech a chance to respond to the finding in its preliminary report.
- Federal officials rebuffed Tech's arguments that it met standards in place at the time in Thursday's final report."...
(continuing): "The department found that the university violated the Clery Act because it 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
- about two hours later,
but by that time the student gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, was chaining shut the doors to a classroom building where he killed 30 more students and faculty, then himself."...
- The Yankees visited Virginia Tech about a year later, March 18, 2008, participated in a memorial service and played an exhibition game on campus.
- found in home of Va. Tech employee.
photos 1, 2, 3 from BallparksofBaseball.com, 3/18/08 at Virginia Tech; photo 4, Virginia Tech President Dr. Charles Steger throws first pitch at Yankee Stadium, May 2007, about a month after the mass murders. mlb photo
- via MichaelSavage.com