Va. Tech Shootings Panel Seeks Reforms

Lack of lockdown at campus defended, but outside report to examine that decision

"It is essential that this team be charged with building a complete fact-based picture of any individual who is considered a threat to him- or herself or to the campus community," the committee wrote.

Cho, a senior, had shown signs to professors and others of being mentally troubled before his rampage. He had been removed from an English class because of his violent writing and offensive behavior. He also was ordered to receive outpatient treatment after an overnight involuntary commitment at a mental health center in December 2005 after police received a report that he was suicidal.


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