April 17, 2007 Reported by Associated Press
Colleges seek to faster ways to get out word of emergencies
UNDATED (AP) - Administrators at Virginia Tech are being subjected to some second-guessing over how long it took to get out a campus-wide warning in yesterday's shooting rampage.
The first killings occurred in a dorm. More than two hours later, the gunmen opened fire in a classroom building, killing 30 more people and ultimately himself. The only alert was sent by e-mail, telling people there'd been a shooting and urging caution. Security officials at other big schools are sympathetic.