Judge approves $11-million Virginia Tech settlement

June 18, 2008

On Tuesday, a judge approved an $11-million settlement between the state and 28 families of Virginia Tech shooting victims. As per the agreement, both Virginia Tech and the state deny liability for the shooting. Aside from the financial compensation, victims' families are entitled to meet with the state governor and senior Virginia Tech officials, and receive updates from campus and state police about their investigation of the shooting. The school is required to maintain an electronic database of records about the shooting, to which families will have access. Roanoke Times | Boston Globe | The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required)