Will we learn anything from the VTech massacre?
The report . . . concluded that while Cho had demonstrated numerous signs of mental instability, the university did not intervene effectively.
The governor's panel sharply critiqued the university's counseling center, where Cho was referred for treatment in 2005 after a stretch of bizarre behavior and concerns that he was suicidal.
The panel concluded that the counseling center failed to provide needed support and services to Cho, due to a lack of resources, misinterpretation of privacy laws and passivity.
The report also noted that records of Cho's "minimal treatment" at the counseling center are missing.
This isn't the first time a college student's inability to get adequate mental health care resulted in tragedy: it's just the most obvious one.
When are campus counseling centers going to realize that potential liabilities are less important than giving clients the care they need?
And when are politicians and government officials going to realize that funding student services like mental health care is not optional?