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Virginia Tech Gunman Ignored Court Order for Treatment

Posted May 7, 2007 12:11 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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The Virginia Tech gunman never received court-ordered psychological treatment, a result that is not unusual.

No one followed up on a court order requiring outpatient treatment for Seung Hui Cho, the Washington Post reports.

State law says a community services board is supposed to monitor treatment, but a board official told the newspaper that requirement is "news to us." The agency doesn’t act unless it is ordered to be a treatment provider, said Mike Wade, a community liaison for the board.

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