Human Development- Extra Credit2
Virginia Tech Mass Murders
"You had a hundred billion chances and ways to have avoided today, "But you decided to spill my blood." You forced me into a corner and gave me only one option. The decision was yours. Now you have blood on your hands that will never wash off." This were the words of," Cho Seung-Hui, 23 on April 16 2006.
Cho killed 32 people and committed suicide in the deadliest one-man shooting rampage in modern U.S. history. This sad and disturbing event is almost unbelievable but it is. This type of behavior does not happened over night. Cho was repeatedly urged to get counseling by teachers and peers. A little over a year before the massacre, Cho was accused of sending unwanted messages to two women and was taken to a psychiatric hospital on a magistrate's orders and was pronounced a danger to himself. He was released with orders to undergo outpatient treatment.
Cho's twisted, violence-filled writings and vacant-eyed demeanor had disturbed professors and students so much that he was removed from one English class. Authorities disclosed another incident of Cho's dating back in November and December 2005, two women complained to campus police that they had received calls and computer messages from Cho. But the women considered the messages "annoying," not threatening, and neither pressed charges. Neither woman was among the victims in the massacre, police said. The first teacher at Virginia Tech to notice Cho's problems was award-winning poet Nikki Giovanni, who kicked him out of her introduction to creative writing class in late 2005. Also professor, Lucinda Roy of English at Virginia Tech stated she notified campus police and various other college units after Cho displayed antisocial behaviors handed in disturbing writing assignments in her class." There had been several complaints made against Cho for similar situations. The authorities could not do anything unless...