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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