Opening arguments underway in the Virginia Tech trial

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The jury heard opening arguments Tuesday in a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the mass shooting at Virginia Tech.

An attorney for the state said police believed the first two shootings were a domestic dispute and posed no threat to students. Otherwise there would have been a campus-wide alert. In hindsight, he said, the conclusion was wrong.

Attorneys representing the families of two victims criticized administrators' actions.

The trial is expected to last all week.

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