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President Bush described as 'horrified' by shootings at Virginia Tech

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WHITE HOUSE-  President Bush is described as "horrified" by the mass shooting today at Virginia Tech University.  White House deputy press secretary Dana Perino says the president's thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the shootings.

At least 21 people were killed after a gunman opened fire in a dormitory and classroom. The gunman was killed but it is unclear whether he was shot by police or took his own life.

Perino says the president does believe that there is a right for people to bear arms, but says that "laws must be followed."

Perino says bringing a gun into a school dormitory and shooting is against the law and is "something someone should be held accountable for."

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