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Iowa State University

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Incorporating Crisis Planning And Management Into Orientation Programs, Dian Squire, Victor Wilson, Joe Ritchie, Abbey Wolfman Jan 2009

Incorporating Crisis Planning And Management Into Orientation Programs, Dian Squire, Victor Wilson, Joe Ritchie, Abbey Wolfman

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On April 16, 2007, at 6:47 a.m., Seung-Hui Cho stood outside West Ambler Johnston residence hall. Approximately 30 minutes later Cho shot and killed Emily Hischler and a resident assistant, Ryan Christopher Clark. By 7:30 a.m., a “person of interest” had been identified, and the University’s Policy Group called a meeting. Within an hour of the incident, the chief of police provided information to the Policy Group; requested the Virginia Tech Police Department Emergency Response Team arrive at the scene; and the Policy Group discussed how to notify the community of the homicides. Meanwhile, Cho ...