Headline Heartaches, Lawsuit Headaches at Virginia Tech

September 2009
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Sep2009, Vol. 46 Issue 9, p18
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The article reports on the two ten million-dollar lawsuits filed against Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University due to its failure in providing counseling and security during and after the shootings made by Seung-Hui Cho that resulted to the killing of 32 students in 2007. The campus killing has incited colleges and universities across the country to review their security and emergency management plans. Among the changes proposed is to allow school authorities to gain police powers.


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