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VA Tech A Day of Mourning The Virginia Tech Incident Phil Sumner Deviance and Violence Professor Miles June 16, 2009
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VA Tech Abstract: Many of us used to know Virginia Tech as just another college campus that’s big on football. Up until April 16, 2007 for the most part that’s exactly what it was. On April 16, 2007 a great travesty happened that ended 32 lives and affected over 35,000 more. On this day Seung Hui Cho shot and killed 32 faculty and students while wounding 17 more (Virginia Tech Review Panel, 2007). Virginia Tech is no longer known as just a football school. Now when you ask people what they know about Virginia Tech the first thing that comes to their mind is the massacre that ensued in 2007. In this paper the writer will walk you through the events of that chilling day and the key signs that may have also prevented that chilling day in history. The writer will also discuss the different roles that affected the event of April 16, 2007 such as police, the Policy Group, and the administration. In concluding this paper the writer will give a broad overview of what changes and recommendations have been made to further prevent another incident like this from unfolding.
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VA Tech Seung Hui Cho Killer in the Making: Seung Hui Cho was not your typical happy go lucky college student. It seems as though Cho had dealt with not being the happy go lucky type his whole life. Cho exhibited signs of mental illness during his childhood. Throughout his teenage years Cho received help from different people to deal with his mental anguishes. Cho went to and received private psychiatric treatment where he was treated for selective mutism, and depression (Virginia Tech Review Panel, 2007). Things were looking up for Cho until middle school when his teachers noticed that he had suicidal and homicidal ideations within his writings. This is the time that his teachers recommended counseling in which he received and was also placed on medication (Virginia Tech Review Panel, 2007). Cho moved onto college after his high-school years. Things got no better for him here. During his junior year while attending Virginia Tech it was reported that Cho had numerous
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This note was uploaded on 10/08/2010 for the course PSY/428 psy/428 taught by Professor Sunday during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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