A relative of one of the 32 Virginia Tech shootings victims says the families of those killed would each receive $100,000 under a settlement aimed at preventing lawsuits against the university. The family member received a copy of the settlement and asked Monday to remain anonymous. Those involved in the settlement were told not to discuss its details.
The person says medical and counseling expenses would be provided for the families and for the surviving victims, too. They would also have the opportunity to question Virginia Governor Tim Kaine and Virginia Tech administrators about the campus attacks.
Families were asked to give their answers on whether they are comfortable with the proposal. If they agree to it, they cannot sue the state government of Virginia, including the university.