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DEATH AT SCHOOL ---AGAIN
« on: 13:55:07, 17/04/07 »
FORT COLLINS At Colorado State University, John Schneider asked the question many asked following the deadly Virginia Tech shootings.


"How does a person get to that point?" asked the CSU student.

At least 32 people were shot and killed by a gunman at Virginia Tech on Monday before the gunman took his own life.

The shootings have prompted administrators to ask if their security is adequate.

At CSU, campus officers number more than 30. They are responsible for protecting a student population of more than 25,000.

CSU spokesman Brad Bohlander says the university is providing the best possible security with the personnel it has available.

"At our residence dorms we have three to four levels of security. Depending on what time of day, they are the most locked down of our facilities," said Bohlander.

At the University of Colorado in Boulder the numbers are even greater. Roughly 42 officers patrol and protect more than 30,000 students.

Coupled with hundreds of buildings to secure, the commander of campus police says any college or university is at a disadvantage when it comes to preventing a campus shooting.

"I don't think we could honestly ever say that we could prevent something like that from happening. We do thorough training which began after Columbine when tactics changed in how we would respond to this sort of incident," said Commander Brad Wiesley.

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