VA Tech rampage spurs Suffolk to assess school safety

Prompted by the Virginia Tech massacre, Suffolk County officials are meeting Thursday to discuss security at local college campuses. County Executive Steve Levy and Suffolk County Police Department Commissioner

News 12 Staff

Apr 19, 2007, 5:32 PM

Updated 6,302 days ago

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Prompted by the Virginia Tech massacre, Suffolk County officials are meeting Thursday to discuss security at local college campuses.
County Executive Steve Levy and Suffolk County Police Department Commissioner Richard Dormer will sit down with school administrators in Hauppauge. Authorities hope to address safety concerns during the private meeting.
Stony Brook resident Bill Folen is in favor of the meeting. "[Stony Brook University] is an open campus ... I don't know how the police function over there and they could probably make some improvements," said Folen, whose daughter attends the school.
However, some students favor the open feel of Stony Brook's campus and say they wouldn't want it any other way.Virginia authorities say gunman Cho Seung-Hui fatally shot 32 people Monday at Virginia Tech, before he turned the gun on himself. The shooting rampage is the deadliest in U.S. history.


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