Jury delivers guilty verdict in Virginia Tech shootings lawsuit - NBC12 - Richmond, VA News

Jury delivers guilty verdict in Virginia Tech shootings lawsuit

Posted: Updated:

BLACKSBURG, VA - The jury in the case against Virginia Tech has ruled in favor of the families, awarding $4 million to each family. However, state law limits that amount to $100,000 each.

Closing arguments were made this morning, then deliberation began. The issue being whether the school did enough to warn the campus on the day of 2007's deadly shooting rampage.

The Virginia Tech review panel called it "recommendations" when it admonished Tech for the way it handled the initial aftermath of the West A.J murders.

The Feds fined Tech $55,000, after the U.S. Department of Education found the university violated a campus safety law.

But Tech, and the state, have never really been given the chance to defend themselves this vigorously before. 

Powered by WorldNow