VaTech killer Cho's writing were sent to a dean. Surprise surprise!
Eventually, a dean, who is no longer there, ruled that the student had free speech rights and no official action was taken against him. "I was surprised by the dean's reactions," recalls Thorstenson. "I didn't feel supported."This is so typical of higher ed's administrative function. "Don't bother me," seems to be the administrator's message. No interest in the case.
Another random thought: the proliferation of guns in American society is what creates rampaging shooters, as well as guns used in crime, and accidental shootings. However, people like their guns. If we keep the status quo, we are accepting the minute possibility of another, and another, school shooting. And I sense that is a risk we are willing to accept.