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Report on Virginia Tech Shooting Finds Notification Delays

also see:
Virginia Tech Shooting 'Oddities' By Lori Price
http://www.legitgov.org/virginia_tech_shooting_oddities.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/05/us/05virginia.html?_r=2&emc=na
Report on Virginia Tech Shooting Finds Notification Delays By IAN URBINA
Published: December 4, 2009

RICHMOND, Va. — During the worst campus shooting spree in American history, Virginia Tech officials locked down some administrative buildings and warned their own families more than an hour and a half before the rest of the campus was alerted, according to revisions made in the state’s official report on the tragedy.

The report indicates that students who were initially locked down at West Ambler Johnston residence hall, where the first two victims were killed, were later released from the building by the police and allowed to attend their 9 a.m. classes. Two of those students then went to class in Norris Hall, where they were killed by the shooter.