Thursday, July 23, 2009

Found Mental Health Records Confirm Virginia Tech Crisis of Leadership

Two years after the murders of 32 people at Virginia Tech (VT), the missing mental health records of the killer have been found. Families of the tragedy had been informed by Virginia Tech that these documents were lost.

The finding of the files resulted from the discovery process of a civil suit against VT and the Commonwealth of Virginia by the Pryde and Petersen families who lost loved ones during the April 16, 2007 shootings. The records were found in the home of former Cook Counseling Center Director Robert C. Miller who is a defendant in the civil suit. The governor’s panel report did not have access to this file and accordingly this critical information was missing from their report. The panel did not interview Miller.

As detailed in the book Listen To Their Cries and the report entitled Crisis of Leadership: A Response to the Virginia Tech Panel Report, this new information punctuates the deficiency of leadership surrounding the tragedy:

Listen To Their Cries, August 2008
Available at

"An honest and straightforward record of the events of April 16th must be provided to the Virginia Tech community and the nation. Since reason dictates that there were deficiencies in the actions on that day, those responsible must be held accountable—up to the highest levels of the university. Do we not owe it to those who lost their lives, those who were injured and all those affected by this tragedy?" Page 84

Crisis of Leadership:
A Response To The Virginia Tech Panel Report
, October 2007
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"…the purpose of this document is to draw attention to the deficiencies of crisis management on that fateful day in April 2007 and continue the call for the accountability of those responsible for the safety of students, faculty and staff at Virginia Tech. This text will focus on the insufficiency of leadership and lack of judgment in order that the truth is served." Page 5

Listen To Their Cries and Crisis of Leadership: A Response To The Virginia Tech Panel Report have been used with school districts, educational venues, the National Conference on Ethics in America at the United States Military Academy and law enforcement personnel so that the tragedy of Virginia Tech is served with truth, accountability and consequences.


Va Shooter's Mental Health Files Turn Up Click here to visit site
Editorial: In Cook debacle: explanations owed Click here to visit site
Cover Up claims over Virginia Tech gunmen's 'missing' records Click here to visit site
Virginia Tech Blogs Click here to visit site

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