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"Va. Tech to Put Peace Program in Norris
By SUE LINDSEY
Associated Press Writer

Vowing never again to use the Virginia Tech classroom wing where a student gunman killed 30 people and himself for general classes, school officials said the space would be used to study peace.

The school announced Thursday that the rooms in Norris Hall will house the new Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention.

"It was an opportunity for something new and different and hopeful to emerge," said provost Mark McNamee, who headed a campus task force that reviewed proposals for how to use the space.

Besides the peace center, the second-floor classrooms where Seung-Hui Cho killed 30 of his 32 victims and wounded two dozen others will host an interactive learning space.

After the April 16 killings, ideas for the future of the three-story gray stone building ranged from restoring classes as usual to turning the building into a memorial or razing it.

Except for the classrooms, Norris Hall was reopened because it contained sophisticated laboratory equipment that could not be moved. Replacing the building would have cost more than $30 million, university president Charles Steger said Thursday.

Jeri Childers, outreach program director, said officials will begin planning the program for the peace studies center early next year. A minor concentration in the study of peace will probably be offered, she said.

The center will occupy about a quarter of the 4,300 square feet of the second-floor space, which be ready for occupancy next fall.

The rest will be used for video conferencing, research and lab space in an effort to bring more students back into the building, said Ishwar Puri, head of the department of engineering science and mechanics, the primary occupant of Norris Hall.

The families of victims approved of the plans, which will involve altering the space so that it no longer resembles classrooms, officials said."

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I may be an old curmudgen, but this is just a lot of crap....study all you want, but your not gonna stop the bad guys without firepower to defend yourself......jmho
 

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I'm sorry that an evil took place in a builidng on a campus, however, that does not justify abandoning that builidng for what it was built for and having to build new ones at taxpayer expense.

Same goes for the WTC,,,build it back...
 

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I agree never ever let evil stop you from doing what you were going to do.
 

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They are trying to turn all these kids into victims!
Bad people have been killing good people since the beginning, and they will keep doing it. Especially if they keep glorifying murder and calling so much attention to it. All for their damnable left wing, PC agenda. They are just encouraging more wackos to commit more murders.
 

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The old liberal feel good response. Then make a law/rule for they can pat each other on the back. These jerks are sicking. Might as well call it a killing feild because that's what it is.
 

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quote:Originally posted by LiquidLead

They are trying to turn all these kids into victims!
Bad people have been killing good people since the beginning, and they will keep doing it. Especially if they keep glorifying murder and calling so much attention to it. All for their damnable left wing, PC agenda. They are just encouraging more wackos to commit more murders.
Those politically correct fools should turn that building into A CCW EDUCATION CENTER. Instead they cower and cry! PRESERVATION OF LIFE is of HIGHER VALUE than peace. Sometimes dispatching an evil person MUST PRECEDE peace.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Snuffy

I agree never ever let evil stop you from doing what you were going to do.
Profound and a solid principle to live by.
 

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If someone had had a firearm (CCW) then maybe it would not have happened in the first place. That would have prevented violence!
 
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