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Virginia Tech Update: Sorrow, And Questions

By Alexander Russo — April 18, 2007 1 min read
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Victims remembered with ‘hearts full of sorrow’ CNN.com
Families and friends of the 32 victims of Monday’s shootings on the Virginia Tech campus joined thousands of students clad in maroon and orange in chanting “Let’s go Hokies!” to end an emotional convocation on campus.

Threats Rattle Schools Across the U.S. Washington Post
Bomb threats and menacing notes sent to several colleges and universities across the country a day after the deadly shootings at Virginia Tech led officials to temporarily evacuate buildings, shutter campuses and see weapons where there were none.

Texting When There’s Trouble Wall Street Journal (free)
More communities and schools are using automated electronic-alert systems that can send voice, email or text messages in case of emergency.

Two-Hour Delay Is Linked to Bad Lead NYT
Virginia Tech officials were pursuing what appears to have been a fruitless lead after the first shooting when the second began.

University Campuses Face Security Challenges PBS
Monday’s deadly shootings at Virginia Tech University have sparked concern over security at many colleges and universities around the country.

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