VA Tech will pay out $100,000 to each of the families of the victims of the shooting under a settlement proposed by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
I’m of mixed feelings on this; on the one hand I don’t really get what the families would have sued for, expecting the school to actually provide for the safety of every student is so foolish that I don’t even know where to begin. On the flip side, I want Virginia Tech to admit that they’re liable in this situation, but not for the same reasons that a lot of people would think.
I think that schools and business should be held liable if they create a zone in which law-abiding citizens are deprived of their right to defend themself, I don’t think that VA Tech should be held liable for not being able to magically place a cop in every classroom. Hence my mixed feelings.