VA Tech Massacre … the day after … Gunman was a Student (Update: Cho Seung Hui Identified as Shooter)

 

One day after the most deadly mass shooting in American history we learn that the shooter, an Asian male was a student at Virginia Tech. The shooters name has not yet been released. The ramifications of this tragic event will play out for years to come. To the educational system in this country, it is their 9–11. Changes will have to be made across every campus to provide better communication and information for the security and safety of students. Many questions will be raised from this heinous and tragic event.

UPDATE I: Centreville Student, Cho Seung HuiWas Va. Tech Shooter. VA_Tech_Shooter

No red flags there from those that knew Cho Seung Hui.

The 23-year-old student who police say is responsible for one of the deadliest shootings in modern history was described by teachers and classmates at Virginia Tech as an eccentric loner whose writings were violent and troubling.

Cho Seung Hui, who graduated in 2003 from Westfield High School in Fairfax County, is is responsible for killing 32 people during a shooting rampage at two buildings on the sprawling campus in Blacksburg, authorities said today.

Law enforcement sources said that Cho died with the words “Ismail Ax” in red ink on one of his arms, but they were not sure what the words meant.

Investigators also found a note left in the shooter’s dorm room, said to a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation. “It’s sort of a manifesto” said the source, who described the note as a rambling and somewhat incoherent list of grievances. Among the people that Cho attacked in the note were those he considered rich, spoiled students, the source said. “It was just sort of against the world,” the source said.

A second note was found near Cho’s body. It also contained obscenities and angry denunciations of “rich kids” and others who he said had “ (Washington Post)

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UPDATE II: Who’s joking Now?

Did we learn nothing from 9–11 and previous school shootings to warn people other others bizarre and abnormal behavior?

“We always joked we were just waiting for him to do something, waiting to hear about something he did,” said another classmate, Stephanie Derry. “But when I got the call it was Cho who had done this, I started crying, bawling.” (Yahoo News)

UPDATE III: Killer’s Note: ‘You Caused Me to Do This’

In typical loser fashion of a blame everyone else mentality, Seung-Hui Cho left a note that blamed other for the causes of his violent rampage. Heaven forbid this individual take responsibility for his own actions.

Seung-Hui Cho, the student who killed 32 people and then himself yesterday, left a long and “disturbing” note in his dorm room at Virginia Tech, say law enforcement sources.

He also wrote at least two violent plays for an English course that worried his professor and several classmates.

Sources described the note, which runs several pages, as beginning in the present tense and then shifting to the past. It contains rhetoric explaining Cho’s actions and says, “You caused me to do this,” the sources told ABC News. (ABC News)

As many had speculated after the horrendous massacre, were there signs that the gunman was showing prior to the shooting? Was he acting in a bizarre manner or did he do things that should have raised red flags? The answer appears to be yes, but no one did anything. Seung-Hui Cho’s writings should have been a warning.

Lucinda Roy, a co-director of the creative writing program at Virginia Tech, taught Cho in a poetry class in fall of 2005 and later worked with him one-on-one after she became concerned about his behavior and themes in his writings.

Roy spoke outside her home Tuesday afternoon, saying that there was nothing explicit in Cho’s writings, but that threats were there under the surface.

She said she notified authorities about Cho, but said she was told that there would be too many legal hurdles to intervene. She said she asked him to go to counseling, but he never did.

UPDATE IV: The Writings of a Mad Man

Read the Virginia Killer’s Violent Writings
Play told of pedophilic stepfather, murder of 13-year-old boy

UPDATE V: Va. Tech gunman writings raised concerns

News reports said that he may have been taking medication for depression and that he was becoming increasingly violent and erratic.

Despite the many warning signs that came to light in the bloody aftermath, police and university officials offered no clues as to exactly what set Cho off on the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history.

“He was a loner, and we’re having difficulty finding information about him,” school spokesman Larry Hincker said.

A student who attended Virginia Tech last fall provided obscenity- and violence-laced screenplays that he said Cho wrote as part of a playwriting class they both took. One was about a fight between a stepson and his stepfather, and involved throwing of hammers and attacks with a chainsaw. Another was about students fantasizing about stalking and killing a teacher who sexually molested them. (Yahoo News)

He was allowed to walk among us why? This is how we protect the masses of students, letting a troubled individual simmer into a time bomb?

The gunman in the Virginia Tech massacre was a sullen loner who alarmed professors and classmates with his twisted, violence-drenched creative writing and left a rambling note raging against women and rich kids. (Charlotte Observer)



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    11 Responses to “VA Tech Massacre … the day after … Gunman was a Student (Update: Cho Seung Hui Identified as Shooter)”

    1. kay zee ess on April 17th, 2007 12:16 pm

      This kid was playing out a video game, as so many before him and(unfortunately) so many after him will. Sad development in the progress of man.

      While cutting down the odds, all the security in the world does not guarantee protection from insane and hell-bent demons from wreaking havoc.

      My prayers go out to all the families in this tragic and unavoidable event. I do not fault law enforcement one bit in this situation as they did what they could.

    2. kay zee ess on April 17th, 2007 12:33 pm

      Just got this from the Chicago Tribune…

      …Investigators believe Cho at some point had been taking medication for depression.

      I’m wondering in how many of these massacres did the perpetrator take “medication”, I’ve read from the Arkansas high school to Columbine and on and on “medication” was there. Not to blame the meds but its an interesting question to raise. Not putting the blame on anything, just wondering why stuff happens is all.

    3. Houston on April 17th, 2007 9:13 pm

      I read a report where this guy thought the Virginia Tech students were rich? Virginia Tech’s student body is like most of the rest of the country, they are not rich….their parents had to made a real effort to pay for school….like everyone else. If they were rich they would go to an Ivy League school…..

    4. bw on April 17th, 2007 10:34 pm

      yea this moron is talking about rich kids yet then he can go out and blow $ 571 on a glock handgun ?? Yea right who was paying this kids’ credit card bill ?

    5. Skyboxx on April 17th, 2007 11:01 pm

      Horrific and heart breaking all at once. Gun free zones obviously don’t work as those who break the law come in with gun and do this.

      If everyone was armed that day, how many shots does he get off and how many lives are spared?

      Not advocating we all carry guns, but what we have in this nation isn’t working.

      If you ban guns, the bad guys still get guns.

      What if we banned bullets? What if we removed all ordinance and bullets and bullet making equipment? What if you could only have an annual allotment of ordinance?

      I just don’t know anymore…….those poor families.

      What is the answer?

    6. Carpe Noctem on April 18th, 2007 6:20 pm

      It frustrates me that some of the
      news personalities are calling this
      switched on TURBO DILLY BAR
      a “Master Mind!”

      Give me a break! It was premeditated, cold, and
      surgically deliberate. Okay… but

      1. It doesn’t take much brain power nor balls to gun
      down 32 people @ point blank range. He had 2 Glocks
      I believe, and what appeared to be a bottomless
      pit of loaded magazines in his jacket. It
      does not require superb marksmanship to
      create that brand of horror and havoc.

      2. He had not one friend, and his girlfriends
      either had a restraining order against him,
      or they were imaginary ones.
      (He’s a lot like Joran Van der sloot, only shorter.
      I think they even go to the same barber.)

      3. He looks like that old coot from the movie POLTERGEIST
      that would say: “DON’T LOOK INTO THE LIGHTTTTT,
      RUNNN AWAY FROMMM THE LIGGGGGHT!!!”

      Seriously,

      I pray for the families that lost a loved one.

      If we had to feed & support Cho for the next 10-20
      through taxes, now that really would have been
      a pizzer.

      I only wish that his death would have been more
      painful. I wish he got to fully know the suffering
      and fear that he put the others through. I am not
      only talking about the ones who died, it will be
      even worse for the ones that made it out alive.

      The visions of the piled up bodies, and the stench of death
      will never leave the people who lived through this.
      Death is a smell that once a person has smelled it,
      they never forget it, not in 1,000 lifetimes.
      It is forever burned into your brain.

      Hw was a peon nobody, so deperate for attention…
      that going out in a ball of fire, was his IDEA
      OF MAKING THE “BIG TIME.”

      I can size up this POS with one word.

      ‘LOSER’

    7. Cindy on April 18th, 2007 10:26 pm

      I don’t want to see his face. These sickos get too much face time in the news. Where are the pictures of the heroes? Tell the story but I don’t want to see the face staring back at me.

    8. Richard on April 19th, 2007 6:29 am

      Cindy, I certainly agree that for the TV to play a video of this scum’s rantings … just a day after his atrocity … is despicable in the extreme. I have no quarrel with “the people’s right to know,” but what is there in this animal’s insanity that merits putting his video right out there?

      And yes, I’m sure that in some unstable minds the “fame” that he got will be stirring some thoughts.

    9. A New Girl on April 20th, 2007 3:13 am

      Once again, America is punished at the hands of someone not born in this country. Funny, I have not yet seen or heard in the press one statement of condolence from his family who are also living here.

      I am not a racist by any stretch of the imagination- however–it truly angers me that many foriegners do NOTHING but complain about our Country—yet they go out of their way to cross our borders in the hundreds of thousands, if not by the millions each passing year. They come to our country for our better lifestyle—to be educated in our superior colleges, to be treated when they are ill in our best medical facilities. Yet, when they make mistakes and falter- we are also held for blame.

      The one comment that did reach the portals of our ever-prying media from the killers family was that “he was very lonely, had no friends, etc.”…so that gives this young man a reason to kill 32 people in a Massacre? Completely outrageous! Also- where in the hell was his permit to legally carry or purchase firearms? Oh, boy- do I smell a big lawsuit there.

      Bottom Line: Fortunate for all other Americans, the one thing this guy did have was the common sense to pull the trigger on himself. Sympathy? No. Perhaps I am getting a cold heart, but I am growing weary of these types of individuals who live (and kill other innocent people) among us everyday.

      Our prayers go out to all of the family and friends who have lost loved ones at this difficult time.

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