Deaton Reacts to Virginia Violence

1 decade 2 years 7 months ago Monday, April 16 2007 Apr 16, 2007 Monday, April 16, 2007 9:28:49 PM CDT April 16, 2007 in News

Deaton spent 11 years teaching at Virginia Tech before coming to MU.

Deaton says the effects of Monday's shooting are felt far beyond the Blacksburg campus.

"This kind of a tragedy affects the soul of the nation, it affects the way we think about ourselves and our country, and we have to bolster ourselves, I think," said Deaton.

Deaton lowered MU flags to half staff tonight in a message of support.

Governor Blunt ordered Missouri flags to be lowered starting Tuesday.

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