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Colleges walk fine line with troubled students: The tragedy at Virginia Tech has prompted calls for more security and less privacy.

Date: April 20, 2007
Authors: Amanda Paulson and Patrik Jonsson
QUOTE: It's an issue colleges have confronted before: the extent to which they should be expected to foresee and take responsibility for their students' actions. The debate arises in the wake of student suicides or assaults that parents may believe could have been prevented. It pits safety against the protections of privacy and disability law – and can leave schools unsure how to act. This week's shootings at Virginia Tech...

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