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Highlights from VA Tech convocation.

By ThinkProgress on April 17, 2007 at 5:28 pm

"Highlights from VA Tech convocation."

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The Washington Post reports:

A day after a lone student gunned down at least 32 people in a campus rampage, Virginia Tech students, faculty and family members gathered today to receive condolences from President Bush, Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine and other officials, who urged them to preserve their sense of community amid overwhelming grief.

Students, many of them wearing Virginia Tech sweatshirts or T-shirts, wept openly at times, and one student sitting behind Bush had to be helped up and escorted out of the building after he was overcome by his emotions.

Below, watch highlights from Gov. Kaine and President Bush, as well as footage of the student who collapsed behind Bush in the audience. [Note: Audio problems fixed.]

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2007/04/vatec232.320.240.flv]

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