Day By Day

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

One of his teachers

One of the VT shooter's teachers had this to say:
She said she notified authorities about Cho, but said she was told that there would be too many legal hurdles to intervene. She said she asked him to go to counseling, but he never did.
A couple of observations. First, that a judgment was made by authorities not to try to go through the legal troubles to intervene. But, perhaps even more important, was the presence of all of those legal hurdles themselves. Just what does it take anymore to prevent a tragedy before it can happen?? Is the desire to have "protections" for the individual so strong that it prevents protecting the public at large?

Thanks to ABC News for the reporting.

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