Report: Virginia Tech too slow to spread word about shooter.

Virginia Tech violated federal campus security law when it waited…

Virginia Tech violated federal campus security law when it waited too long to inform students about a shooter on the loose during a 2007 rampage that killed 32 people, the U.S. Department of Education says in a new report.

The report, released Thursday, says the school did not notify students in a “timely manner” — as dictated by the Clery Act — of a dorm-room shooting that left two people dead on the morning of April 16, 2007.

The same shooter, identified as 23-year-old Cho Seung-Hui, went to the university’s Norris Hall more than two hours later and killed 30 more people before turning the gun on himself.

The Clery Act was created in 1990 in memory of 19-year-old Jeanne Ann Clery, who was raped and killed while asleep in her dorm room at Lehigh University. The law requires colleges and universities to disclose information about crimes on or near their campuses.

According to the report, police went to the scene of the Virginia Tech dorm shooting at 7:24 a.m on April 16.
At 7:57 a.m. police notified the office of the executive vice president about the shooting.

But it was not until 9:26 a.m. that the university first notified students and staff by e-mail about the shooting.

Source: Lateef Mungin for CNN.

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  • General Jim M

    PS Have any of you ever seen the police training video on hostage situations where the hostage is the LOW PRIORITY. The priorities are the safety of the officers,containment of the situation and making sure the information for the report is correct. I’m not kidding.The hostage is expendable.

  • General Jim M

    In my opinion the “SWAT” teams were much too slow to go into action.I think they were waiting for the killer to kill himself so they wouldn’t have to worry about being shot at.Whenever these things happen cops are all around but NO ONE GOES IN!

  • mac

    what a cowardly bunch all need to realize they protected their own spineless asses first pieces od sh..t they are

  • mac

    Libtard ( liberal) a..holes are accessories to murder plain and simple all admin involved need to be charged accordingly were a legal gun owner involved you can bet your ass the mao te sung crowd were have been pressin’ charges those sorry bastards

  • Seamus Casey

    USA colleges and universities continue to obfuscate any and all public information related to the true crimes-committed-on-campus. Academia is controlled by politically correct spin doctors whose warped vision is NOT reality-based. Parents and students will only get the truth about campus crimes if they dig way beyond the normal PR lies. Good luck, Seamus.

  • Multiple fatal errors were committed by VTech staff, administration and board. THE MOST HENIOUS AND CRIMINAL ACT WAS AND REMAINS..THEIR TYRANNICAL DENIAL OF THE RIGHT OF SELF DEFENSE TO THEIR STUDENTS, ADMINISTRATORS AND FACULTY..LAWFUL CONCEALED CARRY IS ILLEGALY BANNED BY THE THE UNIVERSITY. NO AMOUNT OF MONETARY COMPENSATION CAN BRING BACK THE DEAD. GUNS SAVE LIVES….WHEN IN THE HANDS OF RIGHTEOUS CITIZENS…MURDERERS KNOW THAT CAMPUSES ARE KILL FREE ZONES…SO…THEY CRY HAVOC AND SLAY THE INNOCENT.