Man idolized Va. Tech shooter, U.S. says

Man idolized Va. Tech shooter, U.S. says

ROANOKE, Va., March 30 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors say they are getting ready to try a Nevada man whom they contend idolized Virginia Tech mass killer Cho Seung-hui.

Va. Tech to keep shooting records sealed

BLACKSBURG, Va., July 21 (UPI) -- Virginia Tech University officials say they won't release some records connected to the April 2007 campus shootings that left 31 people dead.

School marks anniversary of massacre

BLACKSBURG, Va., April 16 (UPI) -- Virginia Tech University marked the first anniversary Wednesday of last year's campus shooting spree that took the lives of 32 students and faculty members.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 16, 2008.
By United Press International

Gun dealer wants more guns on campus

GREEN BAY, Wis., March 5 (UPI) -- The dealer who sold a pistol to the Virginia Tech killer and accessories to the Northern Illinois University killer says there should be more guns on campuses.

Va. Tech massacre costumes anger students

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Pictures of two Penn State students dressed as victims of the Virginia Tech massacre have caused outrage.

Report: Va. Tech delay cost lives

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A state inquiry says the Virginia Tech massacre in April would have been smaller if the school had acted more quickly in warning students.

Cho wrote paper on shooting before rampage

BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Virginia Tech shooter Cho Seung Hui wrote a paper about a gunman preparing for a school shooting one year before he carried out the crime.

Va. Tech shooting internal reviews aired

BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Physical and emotional security, and on- and off-campus communications are among recommendations of internal reviews of the April shootings at Virginia Tech.

Va. Tech offers victims' families payment

BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Virginia Tech will offer the families of 32 students and faculty members killed in an April massacre a one-time payment of $180,000, a report says.

Some object to Va. Tech concert lineup

BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The concert for students and faculty returning to Virginia Tech has angered some parents, who object to the inclusion of a rapper known for violent lyrics.

No drugs in Va. Tech shooter's system

RICHMOND, Va., June 22 (UPI) -- The student who killed 32 people at Virginia Tech was not under the influence of drugs at the time of the massacre, the state medical examiner reported.

Feds release Va. Tech shooter's profile

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- Agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said the Virginia Tech student who killed 32 people fits a criminal behavioral profile.

Congress moving to stiffer gun control

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill tightening gun control laws following the Virginia Tech killings by a student with a history of mental illness.

Info 'silos' hamper violence prevention

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- Privacy concerns and limited access to mental health care may have played a role in the massacre at Virginia Tech University, a federal panel said Wednesday.
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Cho Seung
Cho Seung-hui, in a photo released by the Virginia State Police, killed 32 students on the Virgina Tech campus on April 16, 2007, before killing himself. Cho, a son of South Korean immigrants, was also a student at Virginia Tech. It was the worst school shooting massacre in the United States history. (UPI Photo/HO/Virginia State Police)

Seung-hui Cho (January 18, 1984 – April 16, 2007) was a Korean-American student at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University who killed 32 people and wounded 25 others in the shooting rampage which has come to be known as the "Virginia Tech massacre". Cho later committed suicide after law enforcement officers breached the doors of the building where the shooting had taken place.

Cho, born in South Korea, arrived in the United States aged 8 with his family. He was a naturalized U.S. citizen with permanent resident status.

He was diagnosed with a severe anxiety disorder known as selective mutism in middle school, as well as major depressive disorder. After this diagnosis he began to receive treatment and he continued receiving therapy and special education support until his junior year of high school. During Cho's last two years at Virginia Tech, several instances of his aberrant behavior, as well as plays and other writings he submitted containing references to violence, caused concern among teachers and classmates.

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