Report to President Bush on Virginia Tech Tragedy Faults Federal Privacy Laws

Educators, mental-health officials, and law-enforcement officers often do not share information about troubled students because they are confused by what they can disclose under complex and overlapping privacy laws, Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings and two other top Bush administration officials said in a report released Wednesday on the Virginia Tech shootings.

The "Report to the President on Issues Raised by the Virginia Tech Tragedy" called on the Departments of Education