Feds: Va Tech broke law in '07 shootings response

Police and officials gather outside the lobby of the Donaldson Brown Graduate Life Center at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. Wednesday night Jan. 21 2009. A female student was stabbed to death on Virginia Tech's campus, the first killing at the school since a deadly mass shooting there in 2007. (AP Photo / The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry)

December 9, 2010 7:39:44 PM PST
U.S. education officials are standing by their finding that Virginia Tech broke federal law when it waited two hours to notify the campus that a gunman was on the loose at the outset of a 2007 shooting rampage, and then sent out an emailed warning that came too late for 30 students and faculty who'd gone to class only to be killed.