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Students gather to mourn after the shooting.
Location Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Coordinates 37°13′46″N 80°25′23″W / 37.22944°N 80.42306°W / 37.22944; -80.42306Coordinates: 37°13′46″N 80°25′23″W / 37.22944°N 80.42306°W / 37.22944; -80.42306
Date .Monday, April 16, 2007
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^ Re: Virginia Tech Massacre « Reply #1 on: April 16, 2007, 07:11:17 PM » .
  • Virginia Tech Massacre 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC jkdunlimited.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I know it is always easier said than done, but now is a time to grieve, but the time will come to move forward, not forgetting April 16, 2007.
  • WISi: Your thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina | 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.wistv.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Posted by Zee on April 24, 2007 10:16 PM .
  • http://blogs.rockymountainnews.com/denver/letters/2007/04/virginia_tech_massacre_11.html 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC blogs.rockymountainnews.com [Source type: General]

7:15 a.m. and ca. 9:40 a.m.–9:51 a.m.[1] (EDT)
Attack type School shooting, mass murder, murder-suicide, massacre
Weapon(s) Glock 19, Walther P22
Death(s) 33 (including the perpetrator)[1]
Injured 25[1]
Perpetrator Seung-Hui Cho
.The Virginia Tech massacre was a school shooting that took place on Monday, April 16, 2007 on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Virginia, United States.^ Re: Virginia Tech Massacre « Reply #1 on: April 16, 2007, 07:11:17 PM » .
  • Virginia Tech Massacre 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC jkdunlimited.com [Source type: Original source]

^ School shooting in Virginia .
  • Israeli lecturer died shielding Virginia Tech students from gunman - Haaretz - Israel News 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Profiles of victims in Virginia Tech massacre .
  • Profiles of victims in Virginia Tech massacre - 熱點事件 弗吉尼亞大學槍擊案 - Sina BBS - Powered by Discuz! 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC bbs.sina.com [Source type: News]

.In two separate attacks, approximately two hours apart, the perpetrator, Seung-Hui Cho, killed 32 people and wounded many others[1] before committing suicide.^ Cho committed suicide; Budd was hanged.
  • Virginia Tech Massacre, Seung-Hui Cho 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC arts.uwaterloo.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ Main article: Seung-Hui Cho .
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This was probably the case with Seung-Hui Cho.
  • Virginia Tech Massacre, Seung-Hui Cho 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC arts.uwaterloo.ca [Source type: Original source]

.The massacre is the deadliest peacetime shooting incident by a single gunman in United States history, on or off a school campus.^ The incident, in which 33 people including the gunman died, is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
  • CTV News | Common threads run through school shooters 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.ctv.ca [Source type: General]

^ The massacre, in which a gunman killed 33 people at the university before committing suicide, was the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history.
  • Israeli lecturer died shielding Virginia Tech students from gunman - Haaretz - Israel News 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The gunman responsible for the shooting rampage at Virginia Tech has been identified as Cho Seung-Hui, a South Korean male enrolled at the school, who was living on campus.
  • CTV News | Common threads run through school shooters 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.ctv.ca [Source type: General]

[2]
.Cho, a senior English major at Virginia Tech, had previously been diagnosed with a severe anxiety disorder.^ Cho Seung-Hui, a senior at Virginia Tech University, killed 32 people and wounded at least 30 on Monday in the deadliest single shooting incident in US history.
  • Activate 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC activate.us [Source type: News]

^ Suspect, Some Victims Named In Virginia Tech Massacre Virginia Tech identified the campus shooter as a 23-year-old South Korean native who was a senior studying English at the school.

^ A Virginia Tech professor, Lucinda Roy, went to great lengths to try to work with Cho and to report his worrisome behavior to the various authorities.
  • John T. Reed’s comments on the Virginia Tech massacre 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.johntreed.com [Source type: Original source]

.During much of his middle school and high school years, he received therapy and special education support.^ In conjunction with my educational efforts, I chose during this past year to become a substitute teacher in one of the local K-8 schools; to observe both teachers and students in daily interaction and become an active part of that process.
  • Dr. Phil Blames Video Games for Virginia Tech Massacre | GamePolitics 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Years later, when he was in high school, Cho was asked to write about his hobbies and interests.
  • VIRGINIA TECH MASSACRE - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC thelede.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Cho’s flat emotional affect was evident through middle and high school years, during which he was bullied for speech difficulties.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.After graduating from high school, Cho enrolled at Virginia Tech.^ Virginia Tech school-shooting video .
  • Activate 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC activate.us [Source type: News]

^ A Virginia Tech professor, Lucinda Roy, went to great lengths to try to work with Cho and to report his worrisome behavior to the various authorities.
  • John T. Reed’s comments on the Virginia Tech massacre 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.johntreed.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The gunman responsible for the shooting rampage at Virginia Tech has been identified as Cho Seung-Hui, a South Korean male enrolled at the school, who was living on campus.
  • CTV News | Common threads run through school shooters 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.ctv.ca [Source type: General]

.Due to federal privacy laws, Virginia Tech was not informed of Cho's previous diagnosis or the accommodations he had been granted at school.^ Virginia Tech school-shooting video .
  • Activate 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC activate.us [Source type: News]

^ A Virginia Tech professor, Lucinda Roy, went to great lengths to try to work with Cho and to report his worrisome behavior to the various authorities.
  • John T. Reed’s comments on the Virginia Tech massacre 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.johntreed.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The gunman responsible for the shooting rampage at Virginia Tech has been identified as Cho Seung-Hui, a South Korean male enrolled at the school, who was living on campus.
  • CTV News | Common threads run through school shooters 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.ctv.ca [Source type: General]

.In 2005, Cho was accused of stalking two female students; after an investigation a Virginia special justice declared Cho mentally ill and ordered him to attend treatment.^ In 2005, Cho had been declared mentally ill by a Virginia special justice and ordered to seek outpatient treatment.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 2005, he had been accused of stalking two female students[8] and was declared mentally ill by a Virginia special justice.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He had also been investigated by the university for stalking and harassing two female students.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[3] .Lucinda Roy,a professor and former chairwoman of the English department, had also asked Cho to seek counseling.^ According to the English Professor, Cho wrote troubling plays spotlighting death and killing in a deeply disturbing way.
  • Scoop: Virginia Tech. - Massacre or Terrorism? 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.scoop.co.nz [Source type: News]

^ According to Professor Carolyn Rude, chairwoman of the university’s English department, her colleague Lucinda Roy, the department’s director of creative writing, had described Cho as "troubled" and referred him for counselling, though she did not know how the sessions had gone.
  • Korean student named as Virginia Tech massacre gunman - Times Online 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ A Virginia Tech professor, Lucinda Roy, went to great lengths to try to work with Cho and to report his worrisome behavior to the various authorities.
  • John T. Reed’s comments on the Virginia Tech massacre 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.johntreed.com [Source type: Original source]

.The attacks received international media coverage and drew widespread criticism of U.S. laws and culture.^ Editorial response in international newspapers of record was almost unanimously critical of U.S. gun laws and gun culture.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Internationally, the incident incited commentary and editorials critical of U.S. gun laws and gun culture throughout the developed world.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[4] .It sparked intense debate about gun violence, gun laws, gaps in the U.S. system for treating mental health issues, the perpetrator's state of mind, the responsibility of college administrations,[5] privacy laws, journalism ethics, and other issues.^ The gun laws is what we`re talking about.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But more important than the gun control issue is the mental health issue.
  • The Virginia Tech Killings (David Louis Edelman) 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.davidlouisedelman.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The issue is the mentality of the person perpetrating the crime.
  • Today's Hot Topic: Responding to the Virginia Tech Massacre - The Editorialist 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC blog.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.Television news organizations that aired portions of the killer's multimedia manifesto were criticized by victims' families, Virginia law enforcement officials, and the American Psychiatric Association.^ After airing portions of the killer’s multimedia manifesto, sent on the day of the shootings, broadcast journalists received criticism from victims’ families, Virginia law enforcement, and the American Psychiatric Association.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ From the AP; "One law enforcement official said Cho's backpack contained a receipt for a March purchase of a Glock 9 mm pistol.
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ NBC Evening News -- Apr 22, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre / Couture Family .
  • Vanderbilt Television News Archive: Programs broadcast in April 2007 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC tvnews.vanderbilt.edu [Source type: News]

[6][7]
.The massacre prompted the state of Virginia to close legal loopholes that had previously allowed Cho, an individual adjudicated as mentally unsound, to purchase handguns without detection by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).^ Because of gaps between federal and Virginia state laws, the state did not report Cho’s legal status to the federal National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Federal law requires a criminal background check for handgun purchases from licensed firearms dealers, and Virginia checks other databases in addition to the Federally-mandated NICS. Federal law also prohibits those “adjudicated as a mental defective” from buying guns, and this exclusion may have been applicable to Cho after a Virginia court declared him to be a danger to himself in late 2005 and sent him for psychiatric treatment.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (Newser) - A tangle of privacy laws helps prevent officials from sharing vital info about mentally ill individuals who may be dangerous, making it possible for them to buy handguns—and setting the stage for incidents like the Virginia Tech massacre.
  • Seung-Hui Cho – News Stories About Seung-Hui Cho - Page 1 | Newser 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.newser.com [Source type: News]

.It also led to passage of the first major federal gun control measure in more than 13 years.^ But more important than the gun control issue is the mental health issue.
  • The Virginia Tech Killings (David Louis Edelman) 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.davidlouisedelman.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So, the answer to me is not more guns control, not less.
  • The Virginia Tech Killings (David Louis Edelman) 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.davidlouisedelman.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Your repeated allegation of "cool" as a primary reason for gun ownership is more telling of your naivete on the subject than your knowledge.
  • Does the Virginia Tech massacre show the need for more gun control in the United States? | Capitol Hill Blue 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC capitolhillblue.com [Source type: Original source]

The law strengthening the NICS was signed by President George W. Bush on January 5, 2008.[8]
.The Virginia Tech Review Panel, a state-appointed body assigned to review the incident, criticized Virginia Tech administrators for failing to take action that might have reduced the number of casualties.^ Governor Kaine later created an eight-member panel, including former U.S. homeland security secretary Tom Ridge, to review all aspects of the Virginia Tech massacre, from Cho’s medical history to the school’s widely criticized delay in warning students of danger.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Gerald Massengill et al., Report of the Virginia Tech Review Panel, 2007 .
  • Virginia Tech Massacre, Seung-Hui Cho 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC arts.uwaterloo.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ A spokesman for Virginia Tech has described him as “a loner.” [2] Several former professors of Cho have stated that his writing was disturbing, and he was encouraged to seek counseling.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The panel's report also reviewed gun laws and pointed out gaps in mental health care as well as privacy laws that left Cho's deteriorating condition in college untreated.^ IF you out law guns...
  • Does the Virginia Tech massacre show the need for more gun control in the United States? | Capitol Hill Blue 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC capitolhillblue.com [Source type: Original source]

^ All health care personnel, and outside venders such as myself, usually need to sign papers declaring mum to other's privacy...
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Gerald Massengill et al., Report of the Virginia Tech Review Panel, 2007 .
  • Virginia Tech Massacre, Seung-Hui Cho 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC arts.uwaterloo.ca [Source type: Original source]

[1]

Contents

Attacks

Aerial photo showing location of Norris and West Ambler Johnston Halls
.Cho used two firearms during the attacks: a .22-caliber Walther P22 semi-automatic handgun and a 9 mm semi-automatic Glock 19 handgun.^ Cho used two firearms during the attacks: a smallbore .22-caliber Walther P22 semiautomatic handgun and a 9 mm semiautomatic Glock 19 handgun.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He also used a Walther P22 semiautomatic pistol.
  • Seung Cho: Virginia Tech Massacre - Modern Day Korean-American Killer 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Walther P22 .22 Caliber Pistol .
  • Seung Cho: Virginia Tech Massacre - Modern Day Korean-American Killer 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[9] .The shootings occurred in separate incidents, with the first at West Ambler Johnston Hall and the second at Norris Hall.^ The shootings occurred in separate incidents, with the first at West Ambler Johnston Hall and the second at Norris Hall.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ West Ambler Johnston Hall shootings .
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Norris Hall shootings .
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

West Ambler Johnston shootings

.Cho was seen near the entrance to West Ambler Johnston Hall, a co-ed residence hall that houses 894 students, at about 6:45 a.m.^ Officials charged with sending the campus alert on the first shootings in West Ambler Johnston dormitory did not do so until 9:26 a.m.
  • ProjectDisaster » Blog Archive » Timeline gaps in the Virginia Tech massacre are revealed 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC projectdisaster.com [Source type: News]

^ Before Cho got to class that day, we students were talking to each other with serious worry about whether he could be a school shooter.
  • Seung Cho: Virginia Tech Massacre - Modern Day Korean-American Killer 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Instead a brief e-mail was sent out, which read: "A shooting incident occurred at West Ambler Johnston earlier this morning.
  • Korean student named as Virginia Tech massacre gunman - Times Online 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

EDT.[1][9] The hall was normally only accessible to its residents via magnetic key card before 10 a.m. .Cho's student mailbox was in the lobby of the building, so he had a pass card access after 7:30 a.m., but it is unclear how he gained earlier entrance to the building.^ At least from the fall semester of 2005, Cho was an outcast in the English Department, an “evil presence.” He was not unknown, not a quiet boy passing beneath other students’ radar.
  • Virginia Tech Massacre, Seung-Hui Cho 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC arts.uwaterloo.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ Re: "When a candidate for student council visited the suite this year to pass out candy and ask for votes, Cho refused even to make eye contact.".
  • WND Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC forums.wnd.com [Source type: General]

^ JAMAL ALBARGHOUTI, VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT: Well, going back from my advise -- from where the -- the building, Hatten (ph) hall, where my advisor is, I had to pass by Norris.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[1]
.Cho shot his first victims around 7:15 a.m.^ Cho shot his first victims around 7:15 a.m.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Questions include whether Emily Hilscher, his first victim, was a random target, and the possibility that someone else mailed Cho's manifesto to NBC News.
  • Seung-Hui Cho – News Stories About Seung-Hui Cho - Page 1 | Newser 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.newser.com [Source type: News]

in .West Ambler Johnston Hall.^ Officials charged with sending the campus alert on the first shootings in West Ambler Johnston dormitory did not do so until 9:26 a.m.
  • ProjectDisaster » Blog Archive » Timeline gaps in the Virginia Tech massacre are revealed 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC projectdisaster.com [Source type: News]

.At about that time, Cho entered the room that freshman Emily J. Hilscher shared with another student.^ In the ensuing investigation, police found a suicide note in Cho’s dorm room that included comments about “rich kids”, “debauchery”, and “deceitful charlatans”.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A young woman, Emily J. Hilscher of Woodville, Rappahannock County, Virginia, and a male resident assistant, Ryan C. Clark of Martinez, Columbia County, Georgia, were shot and killed [5] in the room Hilscher shared with another student.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Couture-Nowak tried to save the students in her classroom, Room 211, after looking Cho in the eye in the hallway.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Hilscher, a 19-year-old from Woodville, Rappahannock County, Virginia, was killed.^ A young woman, Emily J. Hilscher of Woodville, Rappahannock County, Virginia, and a male resident assistant, Ryan C. Clark of Martinez, Columbia County, Georgia, were shot and killed [5] in the room Hilscher shared with another student.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ TrackBacks (0) A 23-year-old Virginia Tech student from South Korea killed at least 30 people in America’s worst shooting rampage in U.S. history.
  • Virginia Tech massacre: How did this happen? - News of the day 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Kristina Heeger was wounded in her French class nearly two years ago when a gunman killed 30 of her classmates and instructors at Virginia Tech's Norris Hall.
  • Norris Hall: News & Videos about Norris Hall - CNN.com 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

.After hearing the gunshots, a male resident assistant, Ryan C. Clark, attempted to aid Hilscher.^ A young woman, Emily J. Hilscher of Woodville, Rappahannock County, Virginia, and a male resident assistant, Ryan C. Clark of Martinez, Columbia County, Georgia, were shot and killed [5] in the room Hilscher shared with another student.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She said Clark, a resident assistant at West Ambler Johnston Hall, had once worked at the cafeteria serving pizza.
  • Witness survives by pretending to be dead - CNN.com 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: News]

.Clark, a 22-year-old-senior from Martinez, Columbia County, Georgia, was fatally shot.^ A young woman, Emily J. Hilscher of Woodville, Rappahannock County, Virginia, and a male resident assistant, Ryan C. Clark of Martinez, Columbia County, Georgia, were shot and killed [5] in the room Hilscher shared with another student.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ MySpace Profile - Hokie Spirit: Official Virginia Tech Memorial, 22 years old, Male, Blacksburg, Virginia, US, Official Myspace Memorial 4.16.2007 0 points .
  • Seung Cho: Virginia Tech Massacre - Modern Day Korean-American Killer 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[10][11] .Hilscher survived for another three hours, but no Virginia Tech official, police, or hospital representative attempted to contact her family until after her death.^ The latter advised contacting the Virginia Tech campus police.
  • Virginia Tech Massacre, Seung-Hui Cho 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC arts.uwaterloo.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ SB, Columbia The entire Virginia Tech family and extended family are in our prayers.
  • WISi: Your thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina | 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.wistv.com [Source type: Original source]

^ SR, Columbia My thoughts and prayers are with Virginia Tech, its students, faculty, staff and families and all of those who were affected by Monday's horrendous shootings.
  • WISi: Your thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina | 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.wistv.com [Source type: Original source]

[12]
Cho left the scene and returned to his dormitory room. .While police and emergency medical services units were responding to the shootings in the dorm next door, Cho changed out of his bloodstained clothes, logged on to his computer to delete his e-mail, and then removed the hard drive.^ I wouldn't be surprised if it comes out in the next few days that the shooter verbalized to at least one person that he was thinking of shooting, thinking of killing.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And what we heard was that during the first shooting at a dorm where, of course, a man and a woman were killed, police say they identified a person of interest.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In between the shootings, Cho went back to his dorm for a few hours and now details of his visit are surfacing.
  • Seung Cho: Virginia Tech Massacre - Modern Day Korean-American Killer 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.About an hour after the attack, Cho was believed to be seen near the campus duck pond.^ We’re learning more and more about the bad lead that is tied to the two-hour delay in warning the campus of a gunman on the loose.
  • Updates on Virginia Tech - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC thelede.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

^ But no matter how you feel about guns, we have to admit this was a clear case where guns were outlawed—on campus—only the outlaw—Cho—had a gun.
  • John T. Reed’s comments on the Virginia Tech massacre 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.johntreed.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Though I have not seen the school or other details of the campus, I want to believe that if the campus had been fenced in, some saving of lives would have been possible.
  • Today's Hot Topic: Responding to the Virginia Tech Massacre - The Editorialist 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC blog.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.Although authorities suspected Cho threw his hard drive and cell phone into the water, a search was unsuccessful.^ I`m curious, Jamal, as a result of having shot this incredible video footage on your cell phone camera, you`ve been thrust into the media spotlight.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And if you know someone that's talking like this, guide them into help or make an anonymous phone call to the police or the authorities and let them know there's someone talking about killing.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

[13][14]
.Almost two hours after the first killings, Cho appeared at a nearby post office and mailed a package of writings and video recordings to NBC News; the package was postmarked 9:01 a.m.^ Seung-Hui Cho in a photograph he mailed to NBC News in the hours prior to his final shooting spree.
  • Seung Cho: Virginia Tech Massacre - Modern Day Korean-American Killer 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Suppose we were to learn that NBC agreed in advance with Cho that if he murdered more people than any previous mass murderers—set a new record—and gave him the exclusive on it, that they would guarantee him X amount of air time for his video, grievances, and life story.
  • John T. Reed’s comments on the Virginia Tech massacre 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.johntreed.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Cho made his publicity video, murdered those VT students and teachers and mailed that video to NBC pursuant to that unspoken agreement and NBC duly carried out their end of this Faustian deal with the devil.
  • John T. Reed’s comments on the Virginia Tech massacre 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.johntreed.com [Source type: Original source]

[15] .He then walked to Norris Hall.^ I was walking by Norris Hall and I heard two shots fired.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

.In a backpack, he carried several chains, locks, a hammer, a knife, two guns, nineteen 10- and 15-round magazines, and almost 400 rounds of ammunition.^ In Switzerland every able-bodied male has a rifle (sometimes machine gun) and ammunition in his house and gun violence is almost unheard of.
  • Letter: Two years after the Virginia Tech massacre, gun laws have not changed on CollegiateTimes.com 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.collegiatetimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Because 20 rounds forced the spring in the bottom of the magazine too tight and it would shove the second bullet into the chamber too fast and thereby jam the gun.
  • John T. Reed’s comments on the Virginia Tech massacre 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.johntreed.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They only had 10 rounds and reloading the magazine was slow.
  • Virginia Tech Massacre - Debates & Discussions - Opera Community 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC my.opera.com [Source type: Original source]

[1]

Norris Hall shootings

Elementary French class students take cover in Holden Hall room 212.
.About two hours after the initial shootings, Cho entered Norris Hall, which houses the Engineering Science and Mechanics program among others, and chained the three main entrance doors shut.^ Norris Hall shootings .
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ About two hours after the initial shootings, Cho entered Norris Hall, which houses the Engineering Science and Mechanics program, and chained the three main entrance doors shut.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Seung-Hui Cho in a photograph he mailed to NBC News in the hours prior to his final shooting spree.
  • Seung Cho: Virginia Tech Massacre - Modern Day Korean-American Killer 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He placed a note on at least one of the chained doors, claiming that attempts to open the door would cause a bomb to explode.^ But just remember God will not shut one door without opening another.
  • WISi: Your thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina | 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.wistv.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I saw cops either struggling to get in, in which it would be chained, or what I thought was that they opened the door through a bang, like a gas bang or something like that, closed the door...
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ At one point, Macko said, the shooter attempted to open the classroom door and then shot twice into the room; one shot hit a podium and the other went out the window.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Shortly before the shooting began, a faculty member found the note and took it to the building's third floor to notify the school's administration.^ He then went to the second floor and began shooting students and faculty members.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That said, the shooting at Virginia Tech took place after a combined failure of the school administration, the Judicial system, and our society at large.
  • Does the Virginia Tech massacre show the need for more gun control in the United States? | Capitol Hill Blue 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC capitolhillblue.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He lives on the fourth floor of West Amber Johnson Building, where the first shooting incident happened this morning.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

.At about the same time, Cho had begun shooting students and faculty on the second floor; the bomb threat was never called in.^ He then went to the second floor and began shooting students and faculty members.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ SR, Columbia My thoughts and prayers are with Virginia Tech, its students, faculty, staff and families and all of those who were affected by Monday's horrendous shootings.
  • WISi: Your thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina | 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.wistv.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The student called in 2 bomb threats last week to gage the response time of the campus police.
  • 'Cops help kill 32 Students', claims furious blogger • El Reg Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.theregister.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

[1][16] Within one or two minutes of the first shots, the first 9-1-1 was received.[17]
.According to several students, before the shooting began Cho looked into several classrooms.^ That's when students and staff were alerted, less than 20 minutes before the second shooting.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This could give you time to rush him and disarm him but Cho didn't need to think before shooting.
  • WND Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC forums.wnd.com [Source type: General]

^ Couture-Nowak tried to save the students in her classroom, Room 211, after looking Cho in the eye in the hallway.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Erin Sheehan, an eyewitness and survivor who had been in room 207, told reporters that the shooter "peeked in twice" earlier in the lesson and that "it was strange that someone at this point in the semester would be lost, looking for a class".[18] Cho's first attack after entering Norris occurred in an advanced hydrology engineering class taught by Professor G. V. Loganathan in room 206. Cho first shot and killed the professor, then continued shooting, killing nine of the 13 students in the room and injuring two others.^ Nine students died in an advanced hydrology class in Room 206.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Erin Sheehan, an eyewitness and survivor of Norris 207, told reporters that the shooter “peeked in twice” earlier in the lesson and that “it was strange that someone at this point in the semester would be lost, looking for a class.” Shortly thereafter, Cho began shooting.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sheehan said that only four students in the German class were able to leave the room on their own, two of them injured.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[1] .Next, Cho went across the hall to room 207, in which instructor Christopher James Bishop was teaching German.^ Katelyn Carney, Derek O’Dell, Trey Perkins, and Erin Sheehan barricaded the door of Room 207, the German class, after the first attack and attended to the wounded.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Four students died in an elementary German language class in Room 207.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The next semester, spring of 2006, Cho got on the wrong side of another professor, Robert Hicok, instructor for his fiction workshop.
  • Virginia Tech Massacre, Seung-Hui Cho 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC arts.uwaterloo.ca [Source type: Original source]

.Cho killed Bishop and four students; six students were wounded.^ LT, Conway My heart goes out to the parent's, brother's, sister's and other relative's of the student's who were killed and wounded.
  • WISi: Your thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina | 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.wistv.com [Source type: Original source]

^ (BEGIN VIDEO TAPE) UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: How many students were wounded or killed?
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

[1] .Cho then moved on to Norris 211 and 204.[17] In both of these classrooms, Cho was initially prevented from entering the classroom by barricades erected by instructors and students.^ Student Zach Petkewicz barricaded the door of Room 205 with a large table after alternative instructor Haiyan Cheng and an unidentified female student in the same class saw Cho heading toward them.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cho was found dead in Jocelyne Couture-Nowak’s classroom, Room 211, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the temple.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Couture-Nowak tried to save the students in her classroom, Room 211, after looking Cho in the eye in the hallway.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In room 204, Professor Liviu Librescu, a Holocaust survivor, forcibly prevented Cho from entering the room.^ Professor Liviu Librescu held the door of his classroom, Room 204, shut while Cho attempted to enter it.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Librescu was able to prevent the shooter from entering the classroom until his students had escaped through the windows, but he was shot five times and killed.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cho returned minutes later but O’Dell and Carney prevented him from re-entering the room.
  • Virginia Tech massacre | Ezine Blog 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC ezineblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Librescu was able to hold the door closed until most of his students escaped through the windows, but he died after being shot multiple times through the door.^ Liviu Librescu threw his body in front of the door to his classroom while his student escaped through the windows.
  • Updates on Virginia Tech - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC thelede.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

^ I could never imagine being a part of what any of the families or students and faculty at VT are going through.
  • WISi: Your thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina | 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.wistv.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Most of the students are sitting on the floor away from all the windows and we're trying to be as safe as possible.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

.One student in his classroom was killed.^ I wish that I could take the pain and horror away from the students , faculty, friends and families of each person that was killed , God Bless each one .
  • WISi: Your thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina | 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.wistv.com [Source type: Original source]

[19] .Instructor Jocelyne Couture-Nowak and student Henry Lee were killed in room 211 as they attempted to barricade the door.^ They did it for good reason, too; in this particular episode that was pulled, a student is killed on campus.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ MCGRAW: They, too, have lost a son, and I am certain that whoever this is and whatever family there is it's shocked, ashamed and humiliated and just as the parents of the students that were hurt or killed at the school.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

[20]
Victims
1. Ryan Clark (22) Martinez, Georgia
 — senior in Psych/Biology/English
2. Emily Hilscher (19) Woodville, Virginia
 — freshman in Animal Sciences
3. Liviu Librescu (76) Ploieşti, Romania
 — professor of Engineering
4. Minal Panchal (26) Mumbai, India
 — masters student in Architecture
5. G. V. Loganathan (53) Erode, Tamil Nadu, India
 — professor of Engineering
6. Jarrett Lane (22) Narrows, Virginia
 — senior in Civil Engineering
7. Brian Bluhm (25) Louisville, Kentucky
 — masters student in Civil Engineering
8. Matthew Gwaltney (24) Chesterfield County, Virginia
 — masters student in Environmental Engineering
9. Jeremy Herbstritt (27) Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
 — masters student in Civil Engineering
10. Partahi Lumbantoruan (34) Medan, Indonesia
 — PhD student in Civil Engineering
11. Daniel O'Neil (22) Lincoln, Rhode Island
 — masters student in Environmental Engineering
12. Juan Ortiz (26) Bayamón, Puerto Rico[21]
 — masters student in Civil Engineering
13. Julia Pryde (23) Middletown, New Jersey
 — masters student in Biological Systems Engineering
14. Waleed Shaalan (32) Zagazig, Egypt
 — PhD student in Civil Engineering
15. Jamie Bishop (35) Pine Mountain, Georgia
 — German instructor
16. Lauren McCain (20) Hampton, Virginia
 — freshman in International Studies
17. Michael Pohle Jr. (23) Flemington, New Jersey
 — senior in Biological Sciences
18. Maxine Turner (22) Vienna, Virginia
 — senior in Chemical Engineering
19. Nicole White (20) Smithfield, Virginia
 — junior in International Studies
20. Jocelyne Couture-Nowak (49) Truro, Nova Scotia
 — professor of French
21. Ross Alameddine (20) Saugus, Massachusetts
 — sophomore in English/Business
22. Austin Cloyd (18) Champaign, Illinois
 — freshman in Int'l Studies/French
23. Daniel Perez Cueva (21) Woodbridge, Virginia
 — junior in International Studies
24. Caitlin Hammaren (19) Westtown, New York
 — sophomore in Int'l Studies/French
25. Rachael Hill (18) Richmond County, Virginia
 — freshman in Biological Sciences
26. Matthew La Porte (20) Dumont, New Jersey
 — sophomore in Political Science
27. Henry Lee (20) Roanoke, Virginia/Vietnam
 — freshman in Computer Engineering
28. Erin Peterson (18) Centreville, Virginia
 — freshman in International Studies
29. Mary Karen Read (19) Annandale, Virginia
 — freshman in Interdisciplinary Studies
30. Reema Samaha (18) Centreville, Virginia
 — freshman in Urban Planning
31. Leslie Sherman (20) Springfield, Virginia
 — junior in History/Int'l Studies
32. Kevin Granata (45) Toledo, Ohio
 — professor of Engineering
Perpetrator (suicide)
33. Seung-Hui Cho (23) Centreville, Virginia
 — senior in English
Cho reloaded and revisited several of the classrooms.[17] .After Cho's first visit to room 207, several students had barricaded the door and had begun tending the wounded.^ Re: "When a candidate for student council visited the suite this year to pass out candy and ask for votes, Cho refused even to make eye contact.".
  • WND Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC forums.wnd.com [Source type: General]

When Cho returned minutes later, Katelyn Carney and Derek O'Dell were injured while holding the door closed.[22][23][24] .Cho also returned to room 206. According to a student eyewitness, the movements of a wounded Waleed Shaalan distracted Cho from a nearby student after the shooter had returned to the room.^ Police identified Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old Virginia Tech student from South Korea who was a legal U.S. resident, as the shooter.
  • http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N17428959.htm 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.alertnet.org [Source type: News]

^ More eyewitness accounts from Virginia Tech students, when LARRY KING LIVE returns.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Another student eyewitness when LARRY KING LIVE returns.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

.Shaalan was shot a second time and died.^ Had he had a gun firing 6 shots, he could have been overcome while loading for a second time.
  • Today's Hot Topic: Responding to the Virginia Tech Massacre - The Editorialist 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC blog.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

[25] Also in room 206, Partahi Mamora Halomoan Lumbantoruan may have protected fellow student Guillermo Colman by diving on top of him.[26] Colman's various accounts make it unclear whether this act was intentional or the involuntary result of being shot. Multiple gunshots killed Lumbantoruan, but Colman was protected by Lumbantoruan's body.[27][28]
.Students, including Zach Petkewicz, barricaded the door of room 205 with a large table after substitute professor Haiyan Cheng and a student saw Cho heading toward them.^ Grewal, who shares a room in the same suite, saw Cho in the bathroom shortly after 5 a.m.
  • WND Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC forums.wnd.com [Source type: General]

^ Can professors tell which students are headed for a meltdown by their behavior on campus?
  • The Virginia Tech Massacre, Politics in America, and "Marrying a Baller" 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.voiceamerica.com [Source type: General]

.Cho shot several times through the door but failed to force his way in.^ And so he -- he came and tried to force himself in about another three times and then he started shooting through the door.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

.No one in that classroom was wounded or killed.^ We need to start outlawing handguns which are of no use to hunters and are good for one thing and one thing only...the killing of human beings.
  • Does the Virginia Tech massacre show the need for more gun control in the United States? | Capitol Hill Blue 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC capitolhillblue.com [Source type: Original source]

[29][30][31]
.Hearing the commotion on the floor below, Professor Kevin Granata brought 20 students from a nearby classroom into an office, where the door could be locked, on the third floor of Norris Hall.^ I saw them trying to get into Norris Hall.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There were about 20 of us and we went into a teacher's office and locked the door.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But when I was inside of Holden Hall, they had brought them inside and they were sitting on the floor.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

He then went downstairs to investigate and was fatally shot by Cho. None of the students locked in Granata's office were injured.[32]
Approximately 10–12 minutes after the attack began, Cho shot himself in the head.[33] .During this second assault, he had fired at least 174 rounds,[17] killing 30 people and wounding 17 more.^ Should a death from a gunshot wound be more important than the people that die from doctor malpractice?
  • 'Cops help kill 32 Students', claims furious blogger • El Reg Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.theregister.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ He killed more people than the Virginia Tech guy did, and all without a gun.
  • Virginia Tech Massacre - Debates & Discussions - Opera Community 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC my.opera.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Mybe it has never happened to you but it happens all over America every day and more then 32 people are getting killed or raped or robbed everyday.
  • Does the Virginia Tech massacre show the need for more gun control in the United States? | Capitol Hill Blue 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC capitolhillblue.com [Source type: Original source]

[1][33] .During the investigation, State Police Superintendent William Flaherty told a state panel that police found 203 live rounds in Norris Hall.^ I saw a person from Norris Hall trying to talk to the people outside or to the police officers outside Norris Hall.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

"He was well prepared to continue...," Flaherty testified.[34]
.During the two attacks, Cho killed 5 faculty members and 27 students before committing suicide.^ The massacre, in which a gunman killed 33 people at the university before committing suicide, was the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history.
  • Israeli lecturer died shielding Virginia Tech students from gunman - Haaretz - Israel News 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One student or faculty member with a concealed pistol could have saved perhaps every life taken at VA Tech.
  • Does the Virginia Tech massacre show the need for more gun control in the United States? | Capitol Hill Blue 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC capitolhillblue.com [Source type: Original source]

^ VA, Orangeburg I pray for the families of the deceased students and faculty members.
  • WISi: Your thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina | 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.wistv.com [Source type: Original source]

[35] .The Virginia Tech review panel reported that Cho's gunshots wounded 17 other people; 6 more were injured when they jumped from second-story windows to escape.^ Virginia Tech officials today identified the Virginia Tech student who killed 32 people and then himself on the Blacksburg campus yesterday as 23-year-old Cho Seung-Hui of Centreville.
  • Today's Hot Topic: Responding to the Virginia Tech Massacre - The Editorialist 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC blog.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Police identified Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old Virginia Tech student from South Korea who was a legal U.S. resident, as the shooter.
  • http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N17428959.htm 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.alertnet.org [Source type: News]

^ Shootings like these don't happen very often and they wouldn't happen at all if society in general was more appreciative of others.
  • Does the Virginia Tech massacre show the need for more gun control in the United States? | Capitol Hill Blue 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC capitolhillblue.com [Source type: Original source]

[1] .Sydney J. Vail, the director of the trauma center at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, said that Cho's choice of 9 mm hollow point ammunition increased the severity of the injuries.^ From the AP; "One law enforcement official said Cho's backpack contained a receipt for a March purchase of a Glock 9 mm pistol.
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Roanoke Firearms owner John Markell said his shop sold the Glock and a box of practice ammo to Cho 36 days ago for $571."
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

[36]

Perpetrator

.The shooter was identified as 23-year-old Seung-Hui Cho, a South Korean citizen with U.S. permanent resident status.^ Police identified Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old Virginia Tech student from South Korea who was a legal U.S. resident, as the shooter.
  • http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N17428959.htm 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.alertnet.org [Source type: News]

^ Referring to the fact that the shooter was a South Korean?
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The shooter has been identified as 23-year-old Korean national Cho Sueng-Hui.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.An undergraduate at Virginia Tech, Cho lived in Harper Hall, a dormitory west of West Ambler Johnston Hall.^ Police identified Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old Virginia Tech student from South Korea who was a legal U.S. resident, as the shooter.
  • http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N17428959.htm 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.alertnet.org [Source type: News]

^ More eyewitness accounts from Virginia Tech students, when LARRY KING LIVE returns.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ PF, West Columbia My heart goes out for the families of Virginia Tech.
  • WISi: Your thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina | 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.wistv.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Virginia Tech review panel's August 2007 report devoted more than 127 pages to Cho's troubled history.^ Police identified Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old Virginia Tech student from South Korea who was a legal U.S. resident, as the shooter.
  • http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N17428959.htm 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.alertnet.org [Source type: News]

^ FOX Evening News -- Apr 17, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre / Webb Interview .
  • Vanderbilt Television News Archive: Programs broadcast in April 2007 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC tvnews.vanderbilt.edu [Source type: News]

^ He killed more people than the Virginia Tech guy did, and all without a gun.
  • Virginia Tech Massacre - Debates & Discussions - Opera Community 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC my.opera.com [Source type: Original source]

[1] .At three years of age, Cho was described as shy, frail, and wary of physical contact.^ Re: "When a candidate for student council visited the suite this year to pass out candy and ask for votes, Cho refused even to make eye contact.".
  • WND Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC forums.wnd.com [Source type: General]

[37] .While early media reports carried speculation by South Korean relatives that Cho had autism,[38] the review panel report dismissed this diagnosis.^ Cho was a South Korean native who had immigrated to this country, the university announced on its Web site this morning.
  • Today's Hot Topic: Responding to the Virginia Tech Massacre - The Editorialist 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC blog.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

[39] In eighth grade, Cho was diagnosed with severe depression as well as selective mutism, a social anxiety disorder that inhibited him from speaking.[1][40][41] Cho's family sought therapy for him, and he received help periodically throughout middle school and high school.[1] .Early reports also indicated Cho was bullied for speech difficulties in middle school, but the Virginia Tech review panel was unable to confirm this.^ Jamal is a Virginia Tech student and a number one A-one news reporter.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ CBS Evening News -- Apr 19, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre / Cho .
  • Vanderbilt Television News Archive: Programs broadcast in April 2007 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC tvnews.vanderbilt.edu [Source type: News]

^ FOX Evening News -- Apr 20, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre / Cho / Bomb Threats .
  • Vanderbilt Television News Archive: Programs broadcast in April 2007 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC tvnews.vanderbilt.edu [Source type: News]

[42] .High school officials worked with his parents and mental health counselors to support Cho throughout his sophomore and junior years.^ "Mary Shaw said yearbooks indicate that Cho's only extracurricular activity was the science club during his sophomore year.
  • WND Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC forums.wnd.com [Source type: General]

^ That has Internet, music, TV, Hollywood, parenting, mental health care.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I am a guatemalan Junior High School Teacher and University Proffesor.
  • Today's Hot Topic: Responding to the Virginia Tech Massacre - The Editorialist 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC blog.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

Cho eventually chose to discontinue therapy. .When he applied and was admitted to Virginia Tech, school officials did not report his speech and anxiety-related problems or special education status because of federal privacy laws that prohibit such disclosure unless a student requests special accommodation.^ Jamal is a Virginia Tech student and a number one A-one news reporter.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ KO, Gaston SC It's hard to believe young students have to witness such a tragedy while only trying to get an education and better their lives.
  • WISi: Your thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina | 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.wistv.com [Source type: Original source]

^ SR, Columbia My thoughts and prayers are with Virginia Tech, its students, faculty, staff and families and all of those who were affected by Monday's horrendous shootings.
  • WISi: Your thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina | 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.wistv.com [Source type: Original source]

[41]
One of the photographs of Seung-Hui Cho that he sent to NBC News on the day of the massacre
.The Virginia Tech review panel detailed numerous incidents of aberrant behavior beginning in Cho's junior year of college that should have served as warning signals of his deteriorating mental condition.^ Police identified Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old Virginia Tech student from South Korea who was a legal U.S. resident, as the shooter.
  • http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N17428959.htm 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.alertnet.org [Source type: News]

^ CBS Evening News -- Apr 19, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre / Cho .
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^ FOX Evening News -- Apr 20, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre / Cho / Bomb Threats .
  • Vanderbilt Television News Archive: Programs broadcast in April 2007 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC tvnews.vanderbilt.edu [Source type: News]

Several former professors of Cho reported that his writing as well as his classroom behavior was disturbing, and he was encouraged to seek counseling.[43][44] He was also investigated by the university for stalking and harassing two female students.[45] .In 2005, Cho had been declared mentally ill by a Virginia special justice and ordered to seek outpatient treatment.^ NBC Evening News -- Apr 19, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre / Cho / Media / Mental Illness .
  • Vanderbilt Television News Archive: Programs broadcast in April 2007 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC tvnews.vanderbilt.edu [Source type: News]

[46]
.The Virginia Tech review panel report faulted university officials for failing to share information that would have shed light on the seriousness of Cho's problems, citing misinterpretations of federal privacy laws.^ What did the Virginia Tech University do to prevent it?

^ FOX Evening News -- Apr 20, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre / Cho .
  • Vanderbilt Television News Archive: Programs broadcast in April 2007 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC tvnews.vanderbilt.edu [Source type: News]

^ Even though I have not met or know anyone from Virginia Tech, I would like to express my sincere compassion for all of you.
  • WISi: Your thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina | 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.wistv.com [Source type: Original source]

[47][48] .The report also pointed to failures by Virginia Tech's counseling center, flaws in Virginia's mental health laws, and inadequate state mental health services, but concluded that "Cho himself was the biggest impediment to stabilizing his mental health" in college.^ FOX Evening News -- Apr 20, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre / Cho .
  • Vanderbilt Television News Archive: Programs broadcast in April 2007 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC tvnews.vanderbilt.edu [Source type: News]

^ That said, the shooting at Virginia Tech took place after a combined failure of the school administration, the Judicial system, and our society at large.
  • Does the Virginia Tech massacre show the need for more gun control in the United States? | Capitol Hill Blue 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC capitolhillblue.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But that law does not apply to colleges (the federal one anyway, I haven't read every individual state and local law on the subject).
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[1]
.Cho's underlying psychological diagnosis at the time of the shootings remains a matter of speculation.^ This could give you time to rush him and disarm him but Cho didn't need to think before shooting.
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[49]
.Early reports suggested that the killings resulted from a romantic dispute between Cho and Emily Hilscher, one of his first two victims.^ Cho's only relationship to violence was that he bought a gun (or two) on March 13 and practiced one hour in a shooting ranch of March 22.
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^ Why was there a two hour gap between the first shooting and the second shooting and the campus wasn't locked down?
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^ What happened in the dorm when first two people were killed?
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.However, Hilscher's friends said she had no prior relationship with Cho and there is no evidence that he ever met or talked with her before the murders.^ We were able to talk to one student who came to see a friend and his friend, he said, after he had seen him, had been shot twice in the leg.
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^ And what we heard from Virginia Tech police chief Wendell Flinchum, a few hours ago he said no, there isn't.
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^ Blair talked about the fact that he himself was drawn to the picture of Cho on CNN and there was a level of curiosity thatf was so high that he clicked onto it.

[50] .In the ensuing investigation, police found a suicide note in Cho's dorm room that included comments about "rich kids", "debauchery", and "deceitful charlatans". On April 18, 2007, NBC News received a package from Cho time-stamped between the first and second shooting episodes.^ NBC Evening News -- Apr 18, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre / Cho .
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^ NBC Evening News -- Apr 18, 2007 : Stock Market .
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^ NBC Evening News -- Apr 18, 2007 : Good Night .
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.It contained a 1,800-word manifesto, photos, and 27 digitally recorded videos, in which Cho likened himself to Jesus Christ and expressed his hatred of the wealthy.^ In his package, there is not only an 1,800 words statement, (For a real Cho, that's enough) there are also video tape and 43 photographs.
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[15] .He stated, among other things, "You forced me into a corner and gave me only one option...You just loved to crucify me.^ Love and prayers are with each and every one of you!
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^ GOD Loves You Dearly just keep on praying for strength....
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^ May God wrap His arms around you and hold you as you grieve for your loved ones.God Bless you all!!!
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.You loved inducing cancer in my head, terror in my heart and ripping my soul all this time".[51] Media organizations, including Newsweek, MSNBC, Reuters and the Associated Press, even raised questions and speculated the similarity between a stance in one of Cho's videos, which showed him holding and raising a hammer, and a pose from promotional posters for the South Korean movie Oldboy, a film based on the Japanese manga of the same name about a businessman who was kidnapped away from his wife and infant daughter by an unknown assailant and imprisoned in a small room for 15 years.^ My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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^ My heart is with all of you.
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^ RM, Columbia My heart goes out to each one of you.
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[52][53][54] .Investigators found no evidence that Cho had ever watched Oldboy, and the professor who made the initial connection to Oldboy had since discounted his theory that Cho was influenced by the movie.^ Of course, there are those who say it is absolutely ridiculous to suggest watching violence on TV, in the movies, playing them in videogames that are - are very violent actually breeds violence.
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[55] .The Virginia Tech review panel concluded that because of Cho's inability to handle stress and the "frightening prospect" of being "turned out into the world of work, finances, responsibilities, and a family," Cho chose to engage in a fantasy where "he would be remembered as the savior of the oppressed, the downtrodden, the poor, and the rejected."^ SB, Columbia The entire Virginia Tech family and extended family are in our prayers.
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^ SR, Columbia My thoughts and prayers are with Virginia Tech, its students, faculty, staff and families and all of those who were affected by Monday's horrendous shootings.
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^ JF, Elgin My thoughts and prayers go out to those who lost their loved ones at Virginia Tech.
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[1] The panel went further, stating that, "His thought processes were so distorted that he began arguing to himself that his evil plan was actually doing good. His destructive fantasy was now becoming an obsession."[1]

Responses to the incidents

Emergency services response

Police took nearly six minutes to enter the barricaded building. When they could not break the chains, an officer shot out a deadbolt lock leading into a laboratory; they then moved to a nearby stairwell.[9] As police reached the second floor, they heard Cho fire his final shot;[9][35] Cho's body was discovered in Jocelyne Couture-Nowak's classroom, room 211.[33]
.In the aftermath, high winds related to the April 2007 Nor'easter prevented emergency medical services from using helicopters for evacuation of the injured.^ April 18, 2007 - 12:09pm Title: Careful about using the word "need."
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[56] Victims injured in the shooting were treated at Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg, Carilion New River Valley Medical Center in Radford, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport, TN and Lewis-Gale Medical Center in Salem.[57]

University response

Before their 2007 football opener, the Hokies release 32 balloons as a part of a ceremony commemorating the victims.
.The university first informed students via e-mail at 9:26 a.m., more than two hours after the first shooting, which was thought at the time to be isolated and domestic in nature.^ SR, Columbia My thoughts and prayers are with Virginia Tech, its students, faculty, staff and families and all of those who were affected by Monday's horrendous shootings.
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^ KW, Batesburg My thoughts and prayers are with all of the students and staff at Virginia Tech at this time.
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^ WIS has received calls and e-mails, asking for ways to send condolences to families and students affected by the Virginia Tech shootings.
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[58] .Virginia Tech canceled classes for the rest of the week, closed Norris Hall for the remainder of the semester, and held an assembly and candlelight vigil on April 17.[59] The university offered counseling for students and faculty,[60] and the American Red Cross dispatched several dozen crisis counselors to Blacksburg to help students.^ ANDERSON: The Virginia Tech shooting proved too close for comfort for network TV. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you the Fox network has pulled this week`s episode of the crime drama Bones, which features a body found on a college campus.
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^ Joining us in Blacksburg, Matthew Waldron, who was with students who jumped out of some windows, Sergei Dubograev, a Virginia Tech student, he was in English class; and Andrew Huang, a Virginia Tech freshman who got out of class early and was walking by Norris Hall when all this happened, Dr. Phil McGraw remains with us.
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^ PM Most Americans are in favor of stricter gun control, but few say it would have done a lot to prevent the shootings last week at Virginia Tech, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll.
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[61] .University officials also allowed students, if they chose, to abbreviate their semester coursework and still receive a grade.^ All of the students, their families, and the university have been in my prayers, and they will continue to be there.
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[62]
.Within a day after the shootings, Virginia Tech, whose students call themselves The Hokies, formed the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund (HSMF) to help remember and honor the victims.^ SR, Columbia My thoughts and prayers are with Virginia Tech, its students, faculty, staff and families and all of those who were affected by Monday's horrendous shootings.
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^ KW, Batesburg My thoughts and prayers are with all of the students and staff at Virginia Tech at this time.
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^ Jamal is a Virginia Tech student and a number one A-one news reporter.
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.The fund is used to cover expenses including, but not limited to: assistance to victims and their families, grief counseling, memorials, communications expenses, and comfort expenses.^ MK, Batesburg, SC My heartfelt thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort are with all the victims, their families and friends.
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^ BB, Camden The depth of sorrow I feel for the victims, their families and friends as well as the entire VT and Blacksburg communities is beyond words.
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^ I told them that Laura and I and many across our nation are praying for the victims and their families and all the members of the university community who have been devastated by this terrible tragedy.
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[63] .Early in June, 2007, the Virginia Tech Foundation announced that US$3.2 million was moved from the HSMF into 32 separate named endowment funds, each created in honor of a victim lost in the shooting.^ SR, Columbia My thoughts and prayers are with Virginia Tech, its students, faculty, staff and families and all of those who were affected by Monday's horrendous shootings.
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^ FOX Evening News -- Apr 17, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre / Webb Interview .
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^ JF, Elgin My thoughts and prayers go out to those who lost their loved ones at Virginia Tech.
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This transfer brought each fund to the level of full endowment, allowing them to operate in perpetuity. The naming and determination of how each fund will be directed is being developed with the victims' families. By early June, donations to the HSMF had reached approximately $7  million.[64] In July 2007, Kenneth R. Feinberg, who served as Special Master of the federal September 11 Victim Compensation Fund of 2001, was named to administer the fund's distributions.[65] In October 2007, the families and surviving victims received payments ranging from $11,500 to $208,000 from the fund.[66]
.Also early in June 2007, the university announced it would begin reoccupying Norris Hall within a matter of weeks.^ (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) CAROL COSTELLO, REPORTER: The carnage inside Norris Hall is indescribable.
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The building is used for offices and laboratories for the Engineering Science and Mechanics and Civil and Environmental Engineering departments, its primary occupants before the shootings. The building is to be completely renovated over time, and it will no longer contain classrooms.[67]
.After the release of the Virginia Tech review panel report, some parents of those killed called for Virginia's governor to relieve the university president and campus police chief of their positions.^ What did the Virginia Tech University do to prevent it?

^ The student called in 2 bomb threats last week to gage the response time of the campus police.
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^ He killed more people than the Virginia Tech guy did, and all without a gun.
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However, Governor Tim Kaine rejected the notion, saying that the school officials had "suffered enough".[68]
Virginia Tech students mourn the victims at a candlelight vigil.

Campus response

.In the hours and days following the shooting, makeshift memorials to those killed or injured began appearing in several locations on the campus.^ I wouldn't be surprised if it comes out in the next few days that the shooter verbalized to at least one person that he was thinking of shooting, thinking of killing.
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^ Im sure most are ready to kill in those situations, though give them a few hours and they have come to their senses.
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^ On your second question, it would mean he at least would have had a chance to stop those first killings and the killings that were to follow.
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Many people placed flowers and items of remembrance at the base of the Drillfield observation podium in front of Burruss Hall. .Later, members of Hokies United placed 32 pieces of Hokie Stone, each labeled with the name of a victim, in a semicircle in front of the Drillfield viewing stand.^ We also had Sten or Stirling sub-machine guns and the only safe place to stand when anyone was firing one, was directly in front of it.
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[69]
Permanent memorial on Virginia Tech's drillfield
.Tech students of South Korean descent initially feared they would be targeted for retribution.^ BB, Columbia, south Carolina My condolences go out to all families of students at Virginia Tech in their time of breavement.
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^ JL, West Columbia I would like to tell the Virginia Tech students that we are praying for them.
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[70] While no official claims of harassment were made, anecdotal evidence suggests that some Korean students were affected.[71]
The shootings occurred as prospective students were deciding whether to accept offers of admission from colleges and universities. Despite this timing, Virginia Tech exceeded its recruiting goal of 5,000 students for the class of 2011.[72]

Government response

.President Bush and his wife Laura attended the convocation at Virginia Tech the day after the shootings.^ SR, Columbia My thoughts and prayers are with Virginia Tech, its students, faculty, staff and families and all of those who were affected by Monday's horrendous shootings.
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^ Recently, in Texas, a man was sentenced to a total of 80 days in jail for shooting his wife repeatedly, until the gun jammed.
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^ WIS has received calls and e-mails, asking for ways to send condolences to families and students affected by the Virginia Tech shootings.
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[73] .The Internal Revenue Service and Virginia Department of Taxation granted six-month extensions to individuals affected by the shootings.^ SR, Columbia My thoughts and prayers are with Virginia Tech, its students, faculty, staff and families and all of those who were affected by Monday's horrendous shootings.
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^ WIS has received calls and e-mails, asking for ways to send condolences to families and students affected by the Virginia Tech shootings.
  • WISi: Your thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina | 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.wistv.com [Source type: Original source]

^ WIS has received calls and e-mails asking for ways to send condolences to families and students affected by the Virginia Tech shootings.
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[74] .Virginia Governor Tim Kaine returned early from a trade mission to Tokyo, Japan,[58] and declared a "state of emergency" in Virginia, enabling him to immediately deploy state personnel, equipment, and other resources in the aftermath of the shootings.^ My 13 year old son ask me, "Mom, if a shooter comes into my school and say he shoots our resource officer and I can get his gun, should I shoot him to help save others?
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^ (END VIDEO CLIP) (COMMERCIAL BREAK) (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) GEORGE BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I've spoken with Governor Tim Kaine and Virginia Tech President Charles Steger.
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[75]
President George W. Bush with Virginia Tech Student Government Association President James Tyger after Bush's speech at the school's convocation
.Governor Kaine later created an eight-member panel, including former U.S. homeland security secretary Tom Ridge, to review all aspects of the Virginia Tech massacre, from Cho's medical history to the school's widely criticized delay in warning students of danger and locking down the campus after the bodies of Cho's first two victims were discovered.^ I am praying for all of the families and all the students at virginia tech.
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^ May God comfort all the families and students at Virginia Tech.
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^ VIRGINIA TECH MASSACRE What can we learn from this catastrophe?
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[76] .In August 2007, the panel concluded, among more than 20 major findings, that the Virginia Tech Police Department "did not take sufficient action to deal with what might happen if the initial lead proved false".[1] The panel made more than 70 preventative recommendations, directed to colleges, universities, mental health providers, law enforcement officials, emergency service providers, law makers and other public officials in Virginia and elsewhere.^ ANDERSON: The Virginia Tech shooting proved too close for comfort for network TV. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you the Fox network has pulled this week`s episode of the crime drama Bones, which features a body found on a college campus.
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^ From the AP; "One law enforcement official said Cho's backpack contained a receipt for a March purchase of a Glock 9 mm pistol.
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^ ABC Evening News -- Apr 25, 2007 : Medicine: Universal Health Care .
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.While the panel did find errors in judgment and procedure, the ultimate conclusion was that Cho himself was responsible for his own actions, and to imply that anyone else was accountable "would be wrong."^ The gunman himself holds all the responsibility for his actions, of course, but you have to take down the drug dealer as well as the junkie.
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^ So, it should come as no surprise to anyone that Grand Theft Auto is responsible for Cho Seung Hui killing people.
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.The state review panel validated public criticisms that university officials erred in "prematurely concluding that their initial lead in the double homicide was a good one," and in delaying a campus-wide notification for almost two hours.^ To the students and teachers who were on campus: I know each one of you have been traumatized and will have your good days and your bad days.
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^ Why was there a two hour gap between the first shooting and the second shooting and the campus wasn't locked down?
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^ Cho's only relationship to violence was that he bought a gun (or two) on March 13 and practiced one hour in a shooting ranch of March 22.
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[1] The report analyzed the feasibility of a campus lockdown and essentially agreed with police testimony that such an action was not feasible. The report concluded that the toll could have been reduced if the university had made an immediate decision to cancel classes and a stronger, clearer initial alert of the presence of a gunman.[1]
.The incident also caused Virginia Commonwealth elected officials to re-examine gaps between federal and state gun purchase laws.^ But that law does not apply to colleges (the federal one anyway, I haven't read every individual state and local law on the subject).
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^ NBC Evening News -- Apr 21, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre / Cho / Gun Laws .
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^ CNN Evening News -- Apr 16, 2007 : Upcoming Items (Virginia Tech: John King) Information on Virginia gun laws outlined on screen.
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Within two weeks, Governor Kaine had issued an executive order designed to close those gaps (see Gun politics debate, below). .Prompted by the incident, the federal government passed the most significant gun control law in over a decade.^ In the UK here we have gun control laws that seem to have stopped legitimate sporting use - ie stopped (previously) legal use by law abiding people.
  • 'Cops help kill 32 Students', claims furious blogger • El Reg Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.theregister.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ I sincerely am all for stricter gun control laws.
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^ Simon says "In the UK here we have gun control laws that seem to have stopped legitimate sporting use [...
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[77] .The bill, H.R. 2640, mandates improvements in state reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in order to halt gun purchases by criminals, those declared mentally ill, and other people prohibited from possessing firearms and authorizes up to $1.3 billion in federal grants for such improvements.^ All health care personnel, and outside venders such as myself, usually need to sign papers declaring mum to other's privacy...
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^ Hands up all of those who live in England, and who genuinely know a black market contact who could purchase for you an illegal firearm.
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^ Check out this Anna "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" on NBC May 8th.
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[78] .Both the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the National Rifle Association supported the legislation.^ Thirty-one percent of those surveyed said stricter gun control would have done a lot to prevent the violence at Virginia Tech.
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[79] .The measure passed the United States House of Representatives on a voice vote on June 13, 2007. The Senate passed the measure on December 19, 2007. President Bush signed the measure on January 5, 2008.[78] On March 24, 2008, the U.S. Department of Education announced proposed changes in the regulations governing education records under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).^ Yes, it can be changed, by getting the change throught the House, the Senate, signed by the President, the approved by quorem of 2/3's of the States.
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^ April 2007, 19:18:13 .
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^ FOX Evening News -- Apr 02, 2007 : (Commercial: Fidelity; Waste Management; Staples; United States Postal Service; vehix.com; KeepItLocalTennessee.com.
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.Certain of the changes address issues raised by the Virginia Tech incident and are intended to clarify for schools the appropriate balance to strike between concerns of individual privacy and public safety.^ CNN Evening News -- Apr 16, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre / College vs. High School Shooters .
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^ COLUMBIA (WIS) - A gunman killed at least 32 people Monday in two shootings at Virginia Tech, the deadliest shooting incident in US history.
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^ NBC Evening News -- Apr 20, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre / School Threats .
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[80]

South Korean response

.When the citizenship of the shooter became known, South Koreans expressed shock and a sense of public shame,[81] while the Government of South Korea convened an emergency meeting to consider possible ramifications.^ Referring to the fact that the shooter was a South Korean?
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That just seems so ignorant to me...especially since the actual shooter was from South Korea.
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A candlelight vigil was held outside the Embassy of the United States in Seoul. South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun expressed his deepest condolences.[82] South Korea's ambassador to the U.S. and several Korean American religious leaders called on Korean Americans to participate in a 32-day fast, one day for each victim, for repentance.[83][84] The foreign minister, Song Min-soon, announced that safety measures had been established for Koreans living in the U.S., in apparent reference to fears of possible reprisal attacks.[85] .A ministry official expressed hope that the shooting would not "stir up racial prejudice or confrontation".[86] No such incidents have been reported.^ There is no such report.
  • WND Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC forums.wnd.com [Source type: General]

^ I`m not suggesting that the violence in that movie would have anything to do with anybody picking up a gun and going out and shooting somebody.
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.Some Korean Americans criticized the fasting proposal, saying that it directed undue and irrelevant attention on Cho's ethnicity and not other, more salient, reasons behind the shooting.^ Cho was more then ready to shoot anyone.
  • WND Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC forums.wnd.com [Source type: General]

^ Some states seem to be a bit more open than others about this sort of thing.
  • Virginia Tech Massacre - Debates & Discussions - Opera Community 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC my.opera.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Yet say Cho never played any other type of shoote from then on out.
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.News reports noted that South Koreans seemed relieved that American news coverage of Cho focused on his psychological problems.^ Just saying he was South Korean tends to shift the blame or the responsibility away from anything american.
  • Jack Thompson Fox News Video Clip | GamePolitics 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ CNN Evening News -- Apr 19, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre / Cho / South Korea .
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[81] The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) pulled its "Sparkling Korea" television advertisements off CNN after the shootings. A KTO official said it would be inappropriate to air the advertisements featuring images of Korea's culture and natural beauty in between the news reports of the rampage.[87]

Other responses

Penn State students pay tribute to the fallen Hokies at the Nittany Lions spring football game.
Hundreds of other colleges and universities throughout North America responded to the incident with official condolences and by conducting their own vigils, memorial services, and gestures of support.[88] .Some schools went beyond this and offered or provided cash donations and other forms of expertise and support, such as housing for officers and additional counseling support for Virginia Tech.^ CNN Evening News -- Apr 16, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre / College vs. High School Shooters .
  • Vanderbilt Television News Archive: Programs broadcast in April 2007 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC tvnews.vanderbilt.edu [Source type: News]

^ This is an insult to everyone who died at Virginia Tech, Columbine, and every other one of these shootings, and an insult to the friends and family.
  • Jack Thompson Fox News Video Clip | GamePolitics 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is so difficult to comprehend how such a horrific event could occur in a place like the campus of Virginia Tech stealing away the lives of so many innocent people and forever changing the lives of thousands of others.
  • WISi: Your thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina | 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.wistv.com [Source type: Original source]

[89] .Both inside the U.S. and abroad, the incident caused many universities to re-examine their own campus safety and security procedures as well as their mental health support services.^ With so many such incidents the Bookies could do well guessing when the next will be.
  • Virginia Tech Massacre - Debates & Discussions - Opera Community 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC my.opera.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We're helping out with what the university is doing, as well, and just trying to lend our support there.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I am a psychologist and a university instructor who has worked with many violent inmates and parolees with mental health disorders.
  • Dr. Phil Blames Video Games for Virginia Tech Massacre | GamePolitics 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[90][91]
.Some of Cho's family members expressed sympathy for the victims' families and described his history of mental and behavioral problems.^ PT, Columbia My deepest sympathy to all at Virginia Tech - as a former college administrator, my heart aches for all on campus and the families of the victims of this senseless tragedy.
  • WISi: Your thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina | 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.wistv.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Because all of the victims, whether teacher or student, were somebody's child, somebody's parent, somebody's family member.
  • WISi: Your thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina | 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.wistv.com [Source type: Original source]

^ RC, Gilbert I can not begin to express my heartfelt sorrow for the tragic and horrific loss experienced by the families, friends and loved ones of the victims.
  • WISi: Your thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina | 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.wistv.com [Source type: Original source]

Cho's maternal grandfather was quoted in The Daily Mirror referring to Cho as a person who deserved to die with the victims.[39] .On Friday, April 20, Cho's family issued a statement of grief and apology, written by his sister, Sun-Kyung Cho.^ There are scientific, psycholinguistic measures which can identify emotional issues and a propensity for violence from written and verbal statements.
  • Dr. Phil Blames Video Games for Virginia Tech Massacre | GamePolitics 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Login or register to post comments Submitted by No Evidence that the Video Games Made Cho Do It » The - April 20, 2007 at 12:07 am -0500 [...
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^ CBS Evening News -- Apr 20, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre / Cho / Family Statement / Guns .
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[92]
Many heads of state and international figures offered condolences and sympathy,[93] including Pope Benedict XVI,[94] Queen Elizabeth II, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. .Sporting teams and leagues at both the college and professional levels, as well as sports figures from football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, and NASCAR racing, paid their respects and joined fundraising efforts to honor the victims.^ You watch or play football or another team sport.
  • Jack Thompson Fox News Video Clip | GamePolitics 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[95]
.EQUITAS, a Canada-based "Strategic Rule of Law Think Tank" governed by international law, published a report pertaining to the Virginia Tech massacre which includes a review of measures for counter-terrorism and campus security adopted between 1993 and April 16, 2007.[96] The report criticizes Virginia Tech's institutional decision-making process and summarizes the lethal effects of failing to “implement and administer valid procedural and substantive safeguards aimed at securing the broad Va Tech and Blacksburg community against Level II type incidents involving acts of terrorism and mass casualties".[96] The report does not comment on gun control or mental health issues.^ NBC Evening News -- Apr 16, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre .
  • Vanderbilt Television News Archive: Programs broadcast in April 2007 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC tvnews.vanderbilt.edu [Source type: News]

^ And once again, I think it`s about issues of gun control.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ ABC Evening News -- Apr 16, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre .
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.On July 30, 2007, after it came to light that Seung-Hui Cho had purchased on eBay two 10-round magazines for one of the guns used in the shootings, the online auctioneer prohibited the sale of firearms magazines, firearms parts, and ammunition components on its site.^ From the AP; "One law enforcement official said Cho's backpack contained a receipt for a March purchase of a Glock 9 mm pistol.
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If even a single one of those had a firearm and had known how to use it, there is a good chance that this tragedy had been limited to the 2 killed in the dormitory.
  • 'Cops help kill 32 Students', claims furious blogger • El Reg Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.theregister.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Tonight, in the wake of the horrible tragedy at Virginia Tech, the shooting massacre of dozens of students by a lone gunman, identified as student Cho Seung-Hui, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is asking the provocative question: is it time for Hollywood to tone down the violence?
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[97][98]

Continuing response

A Northern Virginia chapter, founded in November 2008, of the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization took on the name Liviu Librescu AZA, in honor of the Holocaust survivor who used his body to barricade Cho from entering his room.
On September 4, 2009, the Marching Virginians took a 140 mile side-trip on their way to the season opening football game against the University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The 350 member band, 20 cheerleaders and members of the Corps of Cadets color guard performed at Lakeside High School, alma mater of Ryan Clark, along with the Lakeside Marching Band and visiting Evans High's band. .The event was organized by Central Savannah River Area Virginia Tech alumni chapter to honor Clark's memory and as a fundraiser for a scholarship in his name.^ Seeing the horrific images of the Virginia Tech massacre brought up painful memories of the 1999 Columbine high school shootings, a shocking event that drove her into a terrible bout of depression.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hindsight is always 20-20 vision and when you read the timeline of the events on virginia tech's website, I'm not sure what more the police could have done.
  • 'Cops help kill 32 Students', claims furious blogger • El Reg Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.theregister.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ LT, Culemborg, The Netherlands I am a recent alumni from Virginia Tech who is living and working overseas.
  • WISi: Your thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina | 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.wistv.com [Source type: Original source]

[99]

Incident within gun politics debate

.The incident reignited the gun politics debate in the United States, with proponents of gun control legislation arguing that guns are too accessible, citing that Cho, a mentally unsound individual, was able to purchase two semi-automatic pistols despite state laws which should have prevented such purchase.^ Arguing for the 'banning' of guns in the United States is irrelevant.
  • 'Cops help kill 32 Students', claims furious blogger • El Reg Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.theregister.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ From the AP; "One law enforcement official said Cho's backpack contained a receipt for a March purchase of a Glock 9 mm pistol.
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the UK here we have gun control laws that seem to have stopped legitimate sporting use - ie stopped (previously) legal use by law abiding people.
  • 'Cops help kill 32 Students', claims furious blogger • El Reg Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.theregister.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

[100] .Opponents of gun control argued that Virginia Tech's gun-free "safe zone" policy ensured that none of the other students or faculty would be armed and that as a result they were unable to stop Cho.^ But this morning, for Tiffany Otey, a Virginia Tech student, it was morning like any other.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And they're outside armed with guns.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And they would be hugging each other.
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[101]

Virginia context

.Law enforcement officials found a purchase receipt for one of the guns used in the assault among Cho's belongings.^ From the AP; "One law enforcement official said Cho's backpack contained a receipt for a March purchase of a Glock 9 mm pistol.
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There is a difference between the ownership of a gun and the (ab)use of one; just as there is a difference between the ownership of a car and its use (speeding, drunk-driving etc).
  • 'Cops help kill 32 Students', claims furious blogger • El Reg Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.theregister.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ "In the UK here we have gun control laws that seem to have stopped legitimate sporting use - ie stopped (previously) legal use by law abiding people.
  • 'Cops help kill 32 Students', claims furious blogger • El Reg Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.theregister.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

[102] .The shooter waited one month after buying a Walther P22 pistol before he bought a second pistol, a Glock 19.^ From the AP; "One law enforcement official said Cho's backpack contained a receipt for a March purchase of a Glock 9 mm pistol.
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I mentioned before, that I'm not niaive enough to think you can't just go and buy one from other sources.
  • Virginia Tech Massacre - Debates & Discussions - Opera Community 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC my.opera.com [Source type: Original source]

[1] .Cho used a 15-round magazine in the Glock and a 10-round magazine in the Walther.^ They only had 10 rounds and reloading the magazine was slow.
  • Virginia Tech Massacre - Debates & Discussions - Opera Community 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC my.opera.com [Source type: Original source]

[103] The serial numbers on the weapons were filed off, but the ATF National Laboratory was able to reveal them and performed a firearms trace.[103]
.The sale of firearms to permanent residents in Virginia is legal as long as the buyer shows proof of residency.^ Cho held a green card, meaning he was a legal, permanent resident.
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

[104] .Virginia law also limits purchases of handguns to one every 30 days.^ From the AP; "One law enforcement official said Cho's backpack contained a receipt for a March purchase of a Glock 9 mm pistol.
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Hope that justice is done and that this awful person gets what he deserves.May God be with each and every one at Virginia Tech.
  • WISi: Your thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina | 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.wistv.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But that law does not apply to colleges (the federal one anyway, I haven't read every individual state and local law on the subject).
  • Virginia Tech Massacre - Debates & Discussions - Opera Community 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC my.opera.com [Source type: Original source]

[105] Federal law requires a criminal background check for handgun purchases from licensed firearms dealers, and Virginia checks other databases in addition to the federally mandated NICS. A 1968 federal law passed in response to the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.,[79] also prohibits those "adjudicated as a mental defective" from buying guns. This exclusion applied to Cho after a Virginia court declared him to be a danger to himself in late 2005 and sent him for psychiatric treatment.[1][3] .Because of gaps between federal and Virginia state laws, the state did not report Cho's legal status to the NICS.[3] Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine addressed this problem on April 30, 2007, by issuing an executive order intended to close those reporting gaps.^ April 2007, 01:30:40 .
  • Virginia Tech Massacre - Debates & Discussions - Opera Community 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC my.opera.com [Source type: Original source]

^ April 2007, 05:30:54 .
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^ FOX Evening News -- Apr 30, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre / Guns .
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[106] .In August 2007, the Virginia Tech review panel report called for a permanent change in the Code of Virginia to clarify and strengthen the state's background check requirements.^ FOX Evening News -- Apr 17, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre / Webb Interview .
  • Vanderbilt Television News Archive: Programs broadcast in April 2007 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC tvnews.vanderbilt.edu [Source type: News]

^ Jamal is a Virginia Tech student and a number one A-one news reporter.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ CNN Evening News -- Apr 18, 2007 : [Virginia Tech / Massacre .
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[1] .The federal government later passed a law to improve state reporting to the NICS nationwide.^ But that law does not apply to colleges (the federal one anyway, I haven't read every individual state and local law on the subject).
  • Virginia Tech Massacre - Debates & Discussions - Opera Community 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC my.opera.com [Source type: Original source]

[78]

Campus firearms ban

.The shootings also renewed debate surrounding Virginia Tech's firearms ban.^ CNN Evening News -- Apr 18, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre / Hilscher Shooting .
  • Vanderbilt Television News Archive: Programs broadcast in April 2007 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC tvnews.vanderbilt.edu [Source type: News]

^ But then my roommate turned on the television and I heard "Virginia Tech Shooting."
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ SR, Columbia My thoughts and prayers are with Virginia Tech, its students, faculty, staff and families and all of those who were affected by Monday's horrendous shootings.
  • WISi: Your thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina | 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.wistv.com [Source type: Original source]

.The university has a general ban on possession or storage of firearms on campus by employees, students, and volunteers, or any visitor or other third parties, even if they are concealed handgun permit holders.^ The killer was not identified after the first killing, and if he was carrying a concealed weapon how do you identify him from the other thousands of students going to classes in the morning?
  • 'Cops help kill 32 Students', claims furious blogger • El Reg Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.theregister.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ They did it for good reason, too; in this particular episode that was pulled, a student is killed on campus.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Or, alternatively, you'd have several armed students shooting each other, assuming they were taking out the "bad guy".
  • 'Cops help kill 32 Students', claims furious blogger • El Reg Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.theregister.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

[107] .In April 2005, a student permitted by the state to carry concealed handguns was discovered possessing a concealed firearm in class.^ The killer was not identified after the first killing, and if he was carrying a concealed weapon how do you identify him from the other thousands of students going to classes in the morning?
  • 'Cops help kill 32 Students', claims furious blogger • El Reg Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.theregister.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

While no criminal charges were filed, a university spokesman said the University had "the right to adhere to and enforce that policy as a common-sense protection of students, staff and faculty as well as guests and visitors".[108]
In January 2006, prior to the shootings, legislator Todd Gilbert had introduced a related bill into the Virginia House of Delegates. .The bill, HB 1572, was intended to forbid public universities in Virginia from preventing students from lawfully carrying a concealed handgun on campus.^ Virginia has a concealed carry law.
  • 'Cops help kill 32 Students', claims furious blogger • El Reg Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.theregister.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ XX 04-16-2007, 08:56 PM My condolences to the families of the dead students, murdered today in Virginia Tech University.
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The killer was not identified after the first killing, and if he was carrying a concealed weapon how do you identify him from the other thousands of students going to classes in the morning?
  • 'Cops help kill 32 Students', claims furious blogger • El Reg Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.theregister.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

[109] The university opposed the bill, which quickly died in subcommittee. .Virginia Tech spokesman Larry Hincker praised the defeat of the bill, stating, "I'm sure the university community is appreciative of the General Assembly's actions because this will help parents, students, faculty and visitors feel safe on our campus."^ Please know that the Virginia Tech community is in our thoughts and prayers.
  • WISi: Your thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina | 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.wistv.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He ministers to the campus of the Virginia Tech, and the community, as well.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ SB, Columbia The entire Virginia Tech family and extended family are in our prayers.
  • WISi: Your thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina | 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.wistv.com [Source type: Original source]

[110]

Impact on state and local law

.In August 2007, the Virginia Tech review panel report recommended that the state's General Assembly adopt legislation "establishing the right of every institution of higher education to regulate the possession of firearms on campus if it so desires" and went on to recommend campus gun bans, "unless mandated by law."^ FOX Evening News -- Apr 30, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre / Guns .
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^ CNN Evening News -- Apr 18, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre / Hilscher Shooting .
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^ ABC Evening News -- Apr 17, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre / Campus Violence .
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.The report also recommended gun control measures unrelated to the circumstances of the massacre, such as requiring background checks for all private firearms sales, including those at gun shows.^ All pro gun control are hypocrits # .
  • 'Cops help kill 32 Students', claims furious blogger • El Reg Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.theregister.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ However I believe that in Virginia at least you can but guns 'off the shelf': no background check, no cooling off period.
  • 'Cops help kill 32 Students', claims furious blogger • El Reg Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.theregister.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Hands up all of those who live in England, and who genuinely know a black market contact who could purchase for you an illegal firearm.
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

[1] .Governor Kaine made it a priority to enact a private sale background check law in the 2008 Virginia General Assembly, but the bill was defeated in the Senate Courts of Justice Committee.^ However I believe that in Virginia at least you can but guns 'off the shelf': no background check, no cooling off period.
  • 'Cops help kill 32 Students', claims furious blogger • El Reg Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.theregister.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ FOX Evening News -- Apr 22, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre / Background Checks .
  • Vanderbilt Television News Archive: Programs broadcast in April 2007 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC tvnews.vanderbilt.edu [Source type: News]

^ LEGAL firearm sales in the U.S. require background checks.
  • Dr. Phil Blames Video Games for Virginia Tech Massacre | GamePolitics 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[111]
.The incident and its aftermath energized student activist efforts seeking to overturn bans that prevent gun permit holders from carrying their weapons on college campuses.^ The killer was not identified after the first killing, and if he was carrying a concealed weapon how do you identify him from the other thousands of students going to classes in the morning?
  • 'Cops help kill 32 Students', claims furious blogger • El Reg Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.theregister.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Not sure I understand what you mean, unless you are speaking of people with permits to carry a consealed weapon.
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ AM Not sure I understand what you mean, unless you are speaking of people with permits to carry a consealed weapon.
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

.Thirty-eight states throughout the U.S. ban weapons at schools; sixteen of those specifically ban guns on college campuses.^ We do know that Virginia Tech had a local provision in the student code banning guns on campus, as I'm sure most colleges do - with an exception for things like the ROTC program.
  • Virginia Tech Massacre - Debates & Discussions - Opera Community 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC my.opera.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Arguing for the 'banning' of guns in the United States is irrelevant.
  • 'Cops help kill 32 Students', claims furious blogger • El Reg Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.theregister.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ If it's people and not guns that kill, if it's impossible to stop people getting hold of guns, if the only reason for banning automatic weapons was for the sake of appearances, then why ban any weapons at all?
  • Virginia Tech Massacre - Debates & Discussions - Opera Community 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC my.opera.com [Source type: Original source]

[112] .A new group, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, formed after the massacre; as of March 2008, it claimed to have 16,000 members at 500 campuses nationwide.^ ABC Evening News -- Apr 17, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre / Campus Violence .
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^ FOX Evening News -- Apr 21, 2007 : Virginia Tech / Massacre / Bush / Coping on Campus .
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^ FOX Evening News -- Apr 16, 2007 : Upcoming Items (Studio: Martha MacCallum) [Virginia Tech STUDENT - reacts to the shooting.
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[113][114] .Several states are weighing legislation to allow gun permit holders to carry concealed firearms on university campuses.^ While 26 percent said allowing adults to carry concealed weapons would have reduced the violence at the school, 20 percent said it would have made things worse.
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Last time I looked, by statute, in every state of the union, active law enforcement officers within their state have the right to carry their firearms within their state.
  • Virginia Tech Massacre - Debates & Discussions - Opera Community 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC my.opera.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In NC, with a permit to carry a consealed weapon, you can carry it anywhere that does not have a posted sign stating otherwise.
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[115] Another attempt by Delegate Gilbert to pass a law to allow concealed weapons on college campuses in Virginia was defeated in March 2008.[116]

Political response

.The response to how gun laws affected the massacre was divided.^ AM Without gun laws preventing people from buying guns from unlicensed gun sellers, I think these 'massacres' will not be over.
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Rex_Mundi_Incarnit 04-18-2007, 12:24 AM Without gun laws preventing people from buying guns from unlicensed gun sellers, I think these 'massacres' will not be over.
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ HAMMER: Yes, and I have a - another celebrity`s interesting reaction regarding gun laws and how they play into all this coming up in - in just a moment.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.According to a White House statement, "The president believes that there is a right for people to bear arms, but that all laws must be followed".[117] The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence said that it was too easy for an individual to get powerful weapons and called for increased gun control measures.^ All pro gun control are hypocrits # .
  • 'Cops help kill 32 Students', claims furious blogger • El Reg Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.theregister.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ I sincerely am all for stricter gun control laws.
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ While 26 percent said allowing adults to carry concealed weapons would have reduced the violence at the school, 20 percent said it would have made things worse.
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

[118]
.Gun rights activist and National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent, commenting on CNN, called for an end to gun-free zones and contrasted the Virginia Tech massacre with other incidents in which mass shootings have been ended by law-abiding gun owners.^ The incident at Virginia Tech will not be the last of this nature.
  • Dr. Phil Blames Video Games for Virginia Tech Massacre | GamePolitics 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ted: The gun laws in Virginia are very poor.
  • Dr. Phil Blames Video Games for Virginia Tech Massacre | GamePolitics 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PM Most Americans are in favor of stricter gun control, but few say it would have done a lot to prevent the shootings last week at Virginia Tech, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll.
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

[119] .Texas Governor Rick Perry proposed that licensed gun owners be allowed to carry their weapons anywhere in Texas.^ While 26 percent said allowing adults to carry concealed weapons would have reduced the violence at the school, 20 percent said it would have made things worse.
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You still aren't allowed to carry around a weapon for self defense are you?
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In NC, with a permit to carry a consealed weapon, you can carry it anywhere that does not have a posted sign stating otherwise.
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

[120]
.Some government officials in other countries joined in the criticism of U.S. gun laws and policies.^ Our country needs to wake up and get serious about changing gun laws.
  • WISi: Your thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina | 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.wistv.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Perhaps you should use all your guns to get control of your government as others are saying, and stop them invading and interfering in other countries, or do you like driving around too much?
  • 'Cops help kill 32 Students', claims furious blogger • El Reg Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.theregister.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Just about every other "nutcase goes postal with a gun and kills a bunch of people" incident in this country was carried out by someone born here.
  • 'Cops help kill 32 Students', claims furious blogger • El Reg Forums 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.theregister.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

[4] .For example, then Australian Prime Minister John Howard said that stringent legislation introduced after a 1996 mass shooting in Tasmania had prevented a problematic gun culture in Australia.^ Thirty-one percent of those surveyed said stricter gun control would have done a lot to prevent the violence at Virginia Tech.
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

[121]
Virginia Governor Tim Kaine condemned the gun politics debate following the massacre, saying, "To those who want to make this into some sort of crusade, I say take this elsewhere."[122]

Legal aftermath

.On June 17, 2008, Virginia Circuit Court Judge Theodore J. Markow approved an $11 million settlement with 24 of the 32 victims' families.^ RC, West Columbia My sincere prayers and deepest sympathy go out to all the families of the victims of the Virginia Tech Masacre.
  • WISi: Your thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina | 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.wistv.com [Source type: Original source]

^ PT, Columbia My deepest sympathy to all at Virginia Tech - as a former college administrator, my heart aches for all on campus and the families of the victims of this senseless tragedy.
  • WISi: Your thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina | 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.wistv.com [Source type: Original source]

^ My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and the Virginia Tech family.
  • Dr. Phil Blames Video Games for Virginia Tech Massacre | GamePolitics 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Of the other eight victims, two families chose not to file claims, while two remain unresolved.^ I do not daily fear for my life and safety nor that of my family any more or less than if I chose to live in any other "developed" nation in the world.
  • Dr. Phil Blames Video Games for Virginia Tech Massacre | GamePolitics 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The settlement also covered 18 people who were injured; their life-long health care needs included in the settlement.^ These people need a life.
  • Dr. Phil Blames Video Games for Virginia Tech Massacre | GamePolitics 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All health care personnel, and outside venders such as myself, usually need to sign papers declaring mum to other's privacy...
  • Condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre [Archive] - Quintessential Forum 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.quinnware.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Posted 01/07/10 at 08:56am nightwng2000 : doesn't care what they think, but by people who DO matter.
  • Jack Thompson Fox News Video Clip | GamePolitics 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Dr. Phil Blames Video Games for Virginia Tech Massacre | GamePolitics 8 January 2010 9:46 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Virginia Tech massacre
File:Virginia Tech massacre candlelight vigil
Students gather to mourn after the shooting.
Location Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Coordinates 37°13′46″N 80°25′23″W / 37.22944°N 80.42306°W / 37.22944; -80.42306Coordinates: 37°13′46″N 80°25′23″W / 37.22944°N 80.42306°W / 37.22944; -80.42306
Date Monday, April 16, 2007
ca. 7:15 a.m. and ca. 9:40 a.m.–9:51 a.m. (EDT)
Attack type School shooting, mass murder, murder-suicide, massacre
Weapon(s) Glock 19, Walther P22
Deaths 33 (including the perpetrator)
Injured 23
Perpetrator Seung-Hui Cho

The Virginia Tech massacre was a school shooting incident on April 16, 2007, which took place at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, a college in Blacksburg, Virginia, United States. Cho Seung-Hui, a senior English major at Virginia Tech who had been diagnosed with and was treated for a severe anxiety disorder in the past, killed 32 people before killing himself (suicide). The killings occurred in two separate attacks on the campus.[1]The first at around 7:15 a.m., when two students were shot and killed at West Ambler Johnston Hall, a co-ed residence hall that houses 894 students. More than two and a half hours later, 31 others, including Cho, were shot and killed across Norris Hall, which houses the Engineering Science and Mechanics program among others, where three main doors had been chained. Victims were found in different locations around the building.[2]

The number of people that died was more than any other mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Up until today, the deadliest campus shooting in United States history was in 1966 at the University of Texas, where Charles Whitman climbed to the 28th-floor observation deck of a clock tower and opened fire, killing 16 people before he was gunned down by police. In the Columbine High attack in 1999, two teenagers killed 12 fellow students and a teacher before killing themselves.[3]

References

  1. "Report of the Virginia Tech Review Panel". Commonwealth of Virginia. http://www.governor.virginia.gov/TempContent/techPanelReport.cfm. Retrieved 2008-09-16. 
  2. Williams, Reed; Morrison, Shawna (2007-04-26). "Police: No motive found". The Roanoke Times. http://www.roanoke.com/vtshootingaccounts/wb/114655. Retrieved 2008-09-24. 
  3. "Fact File: Deadliest shootings in the U.S.". MSNBC. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18140540/. Retrieved 2008-09-16. 



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