The Virginia Tech Shooting

928 WordsJan 30, 20184 Pages
On April 16, 2007, one of the most tragic incidents in the United States occurred on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. Seung- Hui Cho, a senior at Virginia Tech ruthlessly murdered 32 people and wounded 17 others through the usage of firearms in two separate attacks. This incident is considered the deadliest shooting incident by a single gunman in the history of America. While people still mourn and pray for the victims, this shooting also led to many controversies. Till this day, Cho’s access to firearm and Virginia Tech’s security hazard remains to be controversial. The motive and cause of Cho’s action and what the school could have done in order to prevent this tragic incident will be addressed. The incident occurred on Monday, April 16th 2007. Seung-Hui Cho was a 23 years old senior at Virginia Tech. He was born in South Korea and moved to America during his early childhood years. The shooting took in the form of two separate attacks on the campus. Cho was armed with a 9-millimeter handgun, a 22-caliber handgun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. The first one took place at 7:15 in the morning, which he shot two people in a dorm. During the gap between the first attack and the second attack, Cho mailed a clip of video that contains rantings about wealthy “brat” and other topics and pictures of him wielding guns to NBC news. He then started his second attack. Cho chained and locked several main doors of an
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