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Department of Education to Fine Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech shooting aftermath via time.com

The United States Department of Education intends to fine Virginia Tech $55,000 for violations related to federal campus-crime reporting law regarding the tragic shootings that took place on April 16, 2007. The Department of Education accused Virginia Tech of not issuing “timely warnings”, a violation of the Clery Act, during the violence taking place on campus, and plans to issue the maximum fine of $27,500 for each violation.

April 16th, 2007, Virginia Tech senior Seung-Hui Cho went on a shooting rampage on Virginia Tech’s campus. At 7:15am, Cho fatally shot two students in a residence hall. He then entered an academic building and began shooting at students and faculty members. Before the ordeal was over, Cho killed 33 people before taking his own life.

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Shooting Puts University of Texas in Lock-Down

University-of-Texas-at-Austin-sealUPDATE [9/28/10 2:25 PM]: Police no longer believe a second suspect is involved.

UPDATE [9/28/10 11:05 AM]: Austin SWAT team members and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers are on the scene of the crime. Several witnesses said that the gunman was seen wearing a black ski mask. One student reported seeing the shooter near the Dobie Mall, smiling and waving the automatic weapon. There are still no reports of any injuries, aside from the gunman’s self-inflicted wounds. It is unclear if there is a second suspect, but the campus is still locked down.

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo confirmed that one shooter is dead on the University of Texas’ Austin campus, but police are still looking for an additional suspect. Everyone is encouraged to stay away from the area, and the campus is under security lock-down. It is not known if the other suspect is armed.

Shots were heard at about 8:47 this morning. “The first report I got was that there was an armed suspect in the Perry-Casteneda library,” said university spokesperson Rhonda Weldon. “Now I’m told by campus security that the individual has shot himself…but I’m not there yet so I can’t confirm that.” A public affairs assistant, Alicia Deitrich, was down the street from the library. “I didn’t even know for sure that it was gunshots,” she said. “The sirens went off about five to ten minutes ago. The building has been locked down and I don’t think they’re letting anybody in or out.”

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Shooting on University of Central Arkansas Campus

These days, it’s just about everyone’s worst nightmare on a college campus:  a school shooting.  This became reality on October 27 at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, where two young students were shot and killed, and a third student was shot in the leg and released.  The campus was locked down, and all Monday classes were canceled. Read the rest of this entry »





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