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School Report Cites Failure to Handle Mentally Ill

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School Report Cites Failure to Handle Mentally Ill

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School Report Cites Failure to Handle Mentally Ill

School Report Cites Failure to Handle Mentally Ill

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A report about the mass shooting on the campus of Virginia Tech last spring examined the actions of school administrators both before and during the murder of 32 people. The report found many problems, starting with the university's failure to handle a mentally ill student who became the shooter and eventually killed himself. The panel made more than 70 recommendations for changes in mental health, education and law enforcement practices.

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