Stu­dent Body Asks Me­dia to Leave Va. Tech

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Vir­ginia Tech’s stu­dent gov­ern­ment has asked that all jour­nal­ists leave cam­pus by 5 a.m. to­mor­row, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment is­sued by a spokes­woman.

“Stu­dents in gen­eral will also be de­clin­ing all re­quests and con­tact from the me­dia,” the state­ment says. “Please grant us your un­der­stand­ing as this de­ci­sion was made by the stu­dents, with the in­tent to re­gain a sense of nor­malcy as we pre­pare to move for­ward as an aca­demic in­sti­tu­tion and as a com­mu­nity in the heal­ing process.”

The school will ob­serve a mo­ment of si­lence at 9:45 a.m. as stu­dents re­turn to class, univer­sity of­fi­cials an­nounced.

— Ernesto Lon­doño

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