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Virginia Tech President Charles Steger, who has been criticized by families and others for the way he handled the 2007 mass shooting, announced Tuesday that he is retiring.

Steger, 65, made the announcement in an email to students, faculty and staff. Steger said he’ll remain on the job until his replacement is found. The school said a search would begin immediately.

While he has won much praise for his fundraising abilities, increasing the school’s research capabilities and bringing its athletics program into the Atlantic Coast Conference, Steger’s handling of the April 16, 2007, massacre that killed 33 has been the source of criticism and lawsuits.

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