A modest proposal:

You’ve seen the news coverage from Blacksburg, complete with prominent network anchors reporting from the scene.

And now, the student government at Virginia Tech is asking for all of that to end. It’s calling on hundreds of reporters to leave campus by Monday morning, when students are supposed to return to classes.

A spokeswoman for the student government says the campus appreciates the reporting on the story, but that students are ready to move forward.

Liz Hart says “The best way to know how to do that is get the campus back to normal.”

Too few news outlets will honor this request.