Virginia Tech Norris Hall Reopening

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- The building where a Virginia Tech student fatally shot 30 people before taking his own life is reopening this month.

University officials say Norris Hall will reopen for offices and laboratories but it won't be used for classrooms.

The university says the building will be used for several engineering departments when it reopens on June 18th.

In April, Seung-Hui Cho went on a shooting rampage in Norris Hall, after killing two people in a dorm.

Since then, dozens of people have offered suggestions on what they think should happen to the building, ranging from making it a memorial to knocking it down.

University president Charles Steger says after considering the viewpoints, he's decided the best way to allow the College of Engineering to "continue its healing" is through the phased reuse of the building.


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