Cho Seung-Hui Did It
Posted by shadmia on April 18, 2007
Cho Seung-Hui is the killer responsible for 32 deaths at Virginia Tech. Cho, a 23-year-old senior majoring in English, graduated from Westfield High School in Chantilly, Va., in 2003. He arrived in the United States as boy from South Korea in 1992 and was raised in suburban Washington, D.C., where his parents worked at a dry cleaners.
The following is a quick recap of the events and aftermath of the worst school shooting in US history:
Cho Seung-Hui Identified
He was a loner who may have been taking medication for depression and was becoming increasingly violent and erratic. 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.
`When we read Cho’s plays, it was like something out of a nightmare. The plays had really twisted, macabre violence that used weapons I wouldn’t have even thought of,” former classmate Ian McFarlane, now an AOL employee, wrote in a blog posted on an AOL Web site.
He left a note behind: The Chicago Tribune reported on its Web site that the note railed against “rich kids,” “debauchery” and “deceitful charlatans” on campus. ABC, citing law enforcement sources, said that the note, several pages long, explains Cho’s actions and says, “You caused me to do this.”