Menendez Stands with Families of VA Tech Shooting Victims, Introduces Campus Safety Bill
April 16, 2012
5 years ago today, 32 members of the Hokie community -- 3 of whom were from New Jersey -- lost their lives in the Virginia Tech shootings. Today at Rutgers University, Senator Menendez stood with the families of New Jersey victims Michael Pohle Jr. and Julia Pryde. When you hear about Michael and Julia -- about their full lives and limitless potential -- it's natural for us to be tremendously sad and also angry about the events that took place that day. That's why Senator Menendez worked with Michael's dad, Michael Pohle Sr., to develop legislation to make campuses safer. It's their hope the Michael Pohle Jr Campus Emergency Alert Act will put more pressure on schools to comply with laws that are already in place to protect our students and campuses across the country.