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V-Tech Massacre Roundup

What we know now: 33 dead, including shooter; 30 injured; name of shooter apparently is known but hasn’t been released, described by witnesses as “a young man of Asian descent.”

Stories in Washington Post, NYT, V-Tech student newspaper Collegiate Times, Roanoke Times, Richmond Times-Dispatch (links to tons of coverage), WDBJ7, Chronicle of Higher Ed, Inside Higher Ed.
List of confirmed dead.
UPDATE: The Virginia Tech website has a special section on the shootings, including a timeline. … The Queen of England , who is scheduled to visit Virginia in a couple of weeks to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, is “shocked and saddened.” … K Lo already has highlighted Eli Lehrer’s NRO piece on campus security, but I’ll do it again because it’s so good and level-headed. Definitely worth reading as pundits engage in hindsight and the recriminations pour in.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.


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