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Topic - W. Gerald Massengill
CHARLOTTESVILLE — The group appointed by Virginia's governor to study the mass shootings at Virginia Tech last night asked for more time to complete its report, which originally was scheduled to be made public this week.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The group appointed by Virginia's governor to study the mass shootings at Virginia Tech met in a final session today to finish its report, which is scheduled to be made public this week.
RICHMOND — Relatives of the student gunman who killed 32 persons on the Virginia Tech campus allowed the university to turn over his mental health records to a gubernatorial panel investigating the shootings, the panel's chairman said yesterday.
Relatives of students killed in the Virginia Tech massacre yesterday demanded to be represented on the panel investigating the shooting, saying it is a "non-negotiable" request to help ensure the accuracy of the panel"s findings.
RICHMOND (AP) — The review panel studying the April 16 shootings at Virginia Tech will consider whether Virginia"s mental-health system failed after killer Seung-hui Cho ignored orders to undergo outpatient treatment in 2005.
"The panel and its staff have collected a large amount of information over the last few months," Mr. Massengill said before closing the meeting to the public. "Much of the information is confidential, and we need time, again, to take these working papers as they've been presented to us and discuss, debate, how best to present this information to the governor and to the public."
"It hasn't been one of those days where we've been in there fighting," said panel Chairman W. Gerald Massengill, who called the discussions "really productive conversations."