Panelist For Virginia Tech Massacre Speaks To N.C. Task Force

A safety expert who helped lead the investigation into the shootings at Virginia Tech says universities should constantly assess the dangers that students with behavioral problems and mental illness might pose on campus.

Hollis Stambaugh spoke at North Carolina's campus safety task force yesterday. She's the director of the Virginia-based Center for Public Protection and was deputy director of the panel that led the Virginia Tech investigation.

Stambaugh says universities need to share information with authorities about students who might pose a danger.

She says the shooting at Virginia Tech that left 33 people dead could have happened at any university.

The task force assembled by Attorney General Roy Cooper met at UNC Greensboro and will issue recommendations for campuses in North Carolina by Thanksgiving.