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Jury Finds Va. Tech Liable for Shootings

By The Associated Press & Ap — March 27, 2012 1 min read

A jury found Virginia Polytechnic Institute negligent for waiting to warn students about a gunman during a 2007 campus massacre that left 33 dead. Jurors sided with the parents of two students who were killed on April 16, 2007, in the most deadly mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Their wrongful death civil lawsuit argued that lives could have been spared if school officials had moved more quickly to alert the campus after the first two victims were shot in a dorm.

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A version of this article appeared in the March 28, 2012 edition of Education Week as Jury Finds Va. Tech Liable for Shootings

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