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In response to the shootings on the campus of Virginia Tech University on April 16, President George W. Bush and U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings issued the following statements of support:

"... Laura and I and many across our nation are praying for the victims and their families and all the members of the university community who have been devastated by this terrible tragedy.... Schools should be places of safety and sanctuary and learning. When that sanctuary is violated, the impact is felt in every American classroom and every American community."

--President Bush

"As the mother of a daughter in college, my heart goes out to the parents of the students who lost their lives and to the entire Virginia Tech community on this sad day. My Department is working with the White House and other agencies to identify what resources can be provided to Virginia Tech as the university assesses its needs."

--Secretary Spellings

Secretary Spellings is asking for suggestions from the public about school safety via e-mail to her at safeschools@ed.gov.
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Title Annotation:George W. Bush, Margaret Spellings pay homage for Virginia Tech Shootings
Publication:The Achiever
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U5VA
Date:May 1, 2007
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