April 16′s legacy includes negligence
By Christian Trejbal
A jury on Wednesday found Virginia Tech negligent for delaying a campus warning after the first shootings on April 16, 2007. The families of two of the victims, Julia Pryde and Erin Peterson, won their lawsuit and $8 million total, though that amount could be reduced. Families of other victims had accepted a cash settlement from the school in return for promising not to go to court.
Five years have passed since the shootings, but those of us who were here, who suffered through anguishing days, weeks, months, years, still feel the pain.