RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A review by an investigative panel finds a number of faults in the way Virginia Tech officials responded to the April massacre that left 33 dead.
The panel, appointed by Governor Tim Kaine, concludes that lives might have been saved if faculty and students had been notified sooner about the first two shootings on campus. But the review also concluded that a lockdown of the 131 buildings on campus was not feasible.
The panel also concluded that while the gunman, student Seung-Hui Cho had demonstrated numerous signs of mental instability, the university did not intervene effectively. There was strong criticism of the school's counseling center, where Cho was referred for treatment in 2005 because of erratic behavior.