Virginia Tech Massacre

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A shooting that occurred on April 16, 2007, on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, in two separate attacks, two hours apart, in which the perpetrator, Seung-Hui Cho, a mentally ill student, killed 32 people and wounded many others before committing suicide
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New Brady poster boy Colin Goddard, who was helpless during the Virginia Tech murders and now endorses laws to impose defenselessness on the rest of us, expressed outrage.
Most intriguing is the chapter that discusses the relation of the Columbine event to other shootings, such as the Virginia Tech murders. Students will find the discussion of the role of media coverage of these killings enlightening, as well as the examination of the killers' motivations.
AT BOTTOM, the Virginia Tech murders resisted attempts to fit them in a sociological pattern or find a moral, beyond the platitude that committing them was a monstrous act.
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