Essay about Compare and Contrast Columbine and Virginia Tech

1372 WordsOct 13, 20116 Pages
The Columbine Shooting and Virginia Tech. shooting were called similar in various ways. They were both declared a national tragedy 13 people killed total in the Columbine and 33 in the Virginia Tech shooting. Though the two incidents were similarly done by psychopaths, there were differences in the details of both shootings, the reactions of society, and upcoming psychological development. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were responsible for the 13 deaths during the Columbine Shooting on April 20, 1999. The main difference between Harris and Klebolds plan and Cho’s attacks were Harris and Klebold left documentation of their plans. They made many blogs on how to make home-made explosives, made videos documenting explosives, ammunition, and…show more content…
At 11:42 Harris and Klebold then walked out of the library ending the massacre. Then to end it all the boys then stood there and shot themselves. Dylan was armed with an Intratec TEC-DC9 (9-mm semi-automatic handgun) attached to a strap slung over his shoulder (under coat), Savage 311-D 12-gauge double-barrel shotgun (barrel sawed down to approximately 23 inches, initially half-hidden in Dylan's cargos). Eric was armed with a 10-shot Hi-Point model 995 carbine rifle on a strap (under coat), Savage-Springfield 67H 12-gauge pump shotgun he called 'Arlene' (named after a Doom character - initially in one of the duffels carried to the top of the grassy knoll -- stock and barrel sawed off, reducing the entire gun to 26 inches). Seung-Hui Cho made April 16, 2008 go down in history being known today as the worst school shooting ever. In a two and a half hour time frame 33 people died including Cho and many others injured. Unlike the Columbine Shooting there were no real warning signs that Cho would do such a devastating thing. He left no documentation of his plans that investigators know of today. The only so-called warning signs were On November 27, 2005 a female student reported to campus police that she was receiving unwanted phone calls and visits from Cho. In December 2005, another female made a complaint about getting unwanted instant messages from Cho. On that same day another person told campus police that Cho might be

More about Essay about Compare and Contrast Columbine and Virginia Tech

Open Document