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Virginia Tech faces $55,000 fine for 2007 shootings response

The U.S. Department of Education said on Tuesday it will fine Virginia Tech $55,000 for waiting more than two hours to alert the campus of an April 2007 shooting.Full story

Mental Health and guns

  John Feinblatt, Mayor Bloomberg’s chief policy advisor and a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, discusses how mentally ill assailants like Seung-Hui Cho and Jared Lee Loughner were able to legally purchase a gun.

Feds: Va. Tech violated law in ’07 massacre

Virginia Tech broke federal campus security laws by waiting too long to notify students during a 2007 shooting rampage that killed 33, including the student gunman, according to a federal report. Full story

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Meredith Vieira, Matt Lauer
Meredith Vieira, Matt Lauer

NBC "Today" television show co-hosts Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer report, Thursday morning April 19, 2007, on a video manifesto and photos sent to their network by Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui, shown on a studio monitor at left. NBC said the package contained a rambling and often incoherent