Originally Posted by Lighthouse77
I am very close to VT... They knew the shooter had issues a long time but they couldn't do anything about it because of privacy. in another word, he was a legal adult.
Now they want to report any problems they have with the students to the parents until they are no longer consider dependent on their tax status. I say go for it. And make smoking, drinking, driving, and voting up to 21 years of age as well. In fact , make 21 years of age a legal adult instead of 18. (some people say people go to military, they should vote too, and I say, well people shouldn't go to war or anything til they are 21.. but for right now, they need training)
But it won't work because no body like it. Some kids rather go off and get married and have kids and a job.
Anyway, I am all for security in college. There are women who get raped at VT, I hear about it all the time. Other than that, the outskirt of VT is a hunting areas (the mountains) Where people hunt deers and such.
I attended VT for 3 years. and yes you're right - there was an issue about privacy. A history of mental illness is an AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION
to having firearm license. However - there's a loophole... the school cannot share confidential information on students to government. The government can only check for history of mental illness from public/state hospitals, not college. It's a very tricky situation - should college be allowed to report students' history of mental illness to government? Ironic thing is - that would violate FERPA law