RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Governor Tim Kaine is responding to requests to reconvene the Virginia Tech panel. Kaine there are challenges in bringing back the panel because it was made up of volunteers.
Monday, his office relayed that message in a letter to family members of victims of the Tech tragedy. The Governor's Office says Kaine understands the concerns raised and he's going to keep the promise he made to the families last fall to make sure the truth is found.
The Governor's Office released the letter on the same day he convened his Conference on Campus Preparedness at V.C.U. The annual gathering was created after the Tech massacre. Two years later, the Commonwealth is still learing lessons and making changes.
For now, Kaine is focusing on his promise of a clear account of what happened that day. No matter what new information may surface, such as Seung Hui Cho's mental health files, the Governor praises the volunteers and consulting firm working to make sure the record is complete.
He says, "The fact that a document may have come to light a year or two later that would suggest a document needs to be written a different way, is no indictment of their work."