MU group identifies at-risk students

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 | 4:27 p.m. CST; updated 5:19 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 17, 2008

COLUMBIA — In the wake of recent college campus shootings — such as the one at Virginia Tech that left 33 people dead and, more recently, the one at Northern Illinois University that claimed six lives — many have questioned whether there were warning signs that had been missed. But even if there are warning signs, student confidentiality rules can make it difficult to flag troubled individuals.