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Virginia Tech sets up meeting places, counselors following deadly shooting

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BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech has set up meeting places for families to reunite with their children following today's deadly shootings.

The school has also made counselors available and has planned a convocation for tomorrow at the school's basketball arena. The university's president says the school is "shocked and indeed horrified" by the deaths of 21 people killed by a gunman in a dorm and in a classroom.

The president says the tragedy is one of "monumental proportions."

It's the second time in less than a year that the campus was closed because of a shooting. Last August, the opening day of classes was canceled and the campus closed when an escaped jail inmate allegedly killed a hospital guard off campus and fled to the Tech area.

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