Va. Tech Families Win Negligence Suit

    BLACKSBURG, VA - APRIL 16:  Mourners participate in a candlelight vigil on Virginia Tech's Day of Remembrance honoring the 32 people killed by Cho Seung-Hui April 16, 2008 in Blacksburg, Virginia.  Today is the one-year anniversary of the worst school shooting in US history.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    Two families of victims in the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting were awarded $4 million Wednesday as a local jury ruled in favor of their negligence suit against the school and state. The families had argued that the school should have acted faster to communicate with the rest of the student body after two students were found dead in their dorm room early on the day of the massacre, before Seung-Hui Cho went on to kill 30 other people across campus, including the victims whose families filed suit. In a statement, a Virginia Tech spokesman said the school was "disappointed with today's decision and stand by our long-held position that the administration and law enforcement at Virginia Tech did their absolute best with the information available on April 16, 2007."

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