virginia tech families accept settlement

Last week, it was announced that most families of the Virginia Tech massacre victims have agreed in principle to accept an $11 million settlement in exchange for agreeing not to sue the state: Va. Tech Families Tentatively Back Deal. The settlement—a taxpayer-financed package of compensation, health benefits and other assistance—came less than a week before the one-year anniversary of Seung Hui Cho's school shooting rampage that killled 32 students and teachers, and then himself. This week, there will no doubt be memorials and remembrances for the victims of this tragedy. Still, we'll never really understand what exactly drove Cho to do what he did. And no settlement will ever make up for that.

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