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April 18, 2007 | Richard A. Serrano, Bob Drogin and David Zucchino, Times Staff Writers
The 23-year-old student who went on a bloody rampage at Virginia Tech had prepared the attack for weeks -- buying two semiautomatic pistols and writing a dark, hate-filled rant in his dormitory room before setting out with a backpack of ammunition to kill students and teachers, authorities said Tuesday.
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October 31, 2013 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON -- Virginia Tech cannot be held liable for failing to warn the campus and its student body that a crazed gunman was on the loose, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday, throwing out a jury's wrongful-death verdict in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The state justices said university officials have a legal duty to alert the student body only when they have reason to suspect a campus-wide danger. And the mass shooting that occurred on April 16, 2007, in which a gunman killed 32 and then himself, could not have been “reasonably foreseen” in time to warn the campus, the justices said.
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July 23, 2009 | Associated Press
The Virginia Tech gunman's missing mental health records have been found at the home of a former university counseling official more than two years after the bloodbath. The belated emergence of Seung-hui Cho's file, a development disclosed in a memo obtained Wednesday by the Associated Press, represents another embarrassing lapse in the case and raises questions about how such evidence could be lost for so long.
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April 12, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A suspect has been taken into custody after a shooting at a community college office in a Virginia shopping mall where two women were wounded, officials said Friday. The first reports of the shooting came in to officials at 1:55 p.m., police said at a televised news conference, and authorities responded within moments to the New River Community College satellite office in the mall just south of Blacksburg, Va., home to Virginia Tech, police said. One woman was airlifted to a hospital and the other was taken for treatment by ambulance, police said.
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April 26, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The bloodbath lasted nine minutes -- enough time for Seung-hui Cho to unleash 170 rounds from his two pistols. During that time, Virginia Tech and Blacksburg police spent three minutes dashing across campus to the scene. Then they began the process of assembling a team, clearing the area and trying to break through the doors, which took another five minutes.
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April 22, 2007 | From the Associated Press
About 100 members of the Virginia Tech marching band played in a memorial service Saturday for bandmate Ryan Clark, remembered as a gregarious young man who went to lengths to make fellow students feel included. Clark, a 22-year-old from Martinez, Ga., was one of the first victims Monday of gunman Seung-hui Cho on the campus of Virginia Tech.
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August 4, 2011 | By Shane Goldmacher and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
The Virginia Tech campus, where 33 people died in a shooting spree in 2007, was on lockdown Thursday morning after reports by school officials that a gunman had been sighted. In an alert posted on its website, the university said a person with what may be a gun had been sighted near Dietrick Hall at the campus in Blacksburg, Va. "Stay inside. Secure doors," the alert urged the campus community. "People on campus stay indoors until further notice," the university ordered.
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April 22, 2007 | Bob Drogin, Faye Fiore and K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writers
The three-story beige town house on Truitt Farm Drive stands as the Cho family's symbol of middle-class success, precisely what they were searching for when they left a dank basement apartment and a life of struggle in South Korea 15 years ago. But the dream house is empty now, abandoned by a family on the run, not from the law but from a world seeking some sort of explanation.
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April 12, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A suspect has been taken into custody after a shooting at a community college office in a Virginia shopping mall where two women were wounded, officials said Friday. The first reports of the shooting came in to officials at 1:55 p.m., police said at a televised news conference, and authorities responded within moments to the New River Community College satellite office in the mall just south of Blacksburg, Va., home to Virginia Tech, police said. One woman was airlifted to a hospital and the other was taken for treatment by ambulance, police said.
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April 20, 2007 | Adam Schreck, Times Staff Writer
The raindrops had just started falling late Thursday afternoon in front of Montgomery Regional Hospital when the Marching Virginians showed up, instruments in hand. Inside, six of their Virginia Tech classmates -- including four who remained in intensive care -- were being treated for gunshot wounds. Three others were being treated at nearby hospitals. All had witnessed Monday's carnage firsthand, both in body and in spirit.
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March 30, 2012 | By Richard Simon
Virginia Tech did not violate federal law in its email response time that notified students of a campus rampage that left 33 people dead, the worst mass shooting by a gunman in U.S. history, a judge ruled Friday. The Department of Education had fined the university $55,000 for waiting more than two hours after the first round of gunfire to send out an email warning students, teachers and others to take cover. But the department's chief administrative judge, Ernest C. Canellos, found that the university did not violate a law requiring timely warnings of safety threats and overturned the fine.
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August 4, 2011 | By Shane Goldmacher and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
The Virginia Tech campus, where 33 people died in a shooting spree in 2007, was on lockdown Thursday morning after reports by school officials that a gunman had been sighted. In an alert posted on its website, the university said a person with what may be a gun had been sighted near Dietrick Hall at the campus in Blacksburg, Va. "Stay inside. Secure doors," the alert urged the campus community. "People on campus stay indoors until further notice," the university ordered.
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August 4, 2011 | By Shane Goldmacher and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
Virginia Tech lifted a lockdown Thursday more than five hours after three youths reported seeing a man carrying what may have been a gun covered with a cloth on the campus where 33 people died in a mass shooting four years ago. Authorities scoured the campus and even released a composite police sketch of the man, but uncovered no new information. At 2:41 p.m. EDT, the university posted a note on its website declaring an end to the lockdown under which students, faculty and others had been asked to remain indoors.
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July 23, 2009 | Associated Press
The Virginia Tech gunman's missing mental health records have been found at the home of a former university counseling official more than two years after the bloodbath. The belated emergence of Seung-hui Cho's file, a development disclosed in a memo obtained Wednesday by the Associated Press, represents another embarrassing lapse in the case and raises questions about how such evidence could be lost for so long.
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September 3, 2007 | Shari Roan, Times Staff Writer
A misunderstanding of federal privacy laws among Virginia Tech officials, including a failure to notify his parents, was a major reason why Seung-hui Cho did not receive sustained mental-health counseling that might have prevented his rampage, according to a report released last week. The analysis -- from a special panel reporting to Virginia Gov. Timothy M.
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April 26, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The bloodbath lasted nine minutes -- enough time for Seung-hui Cho to unleash 170 rounds from his two pistols. During that time, Virginia Tech and Blacksburg police spent three minutes dashing across campus to the scene. Then they began the process of assembling a team, clearing the area and trying to break through the doors, which took another five minutes.
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October 31, 2013 | By David G. Savage, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
WASHINGTON -- Virginia Tech cannot be held liable for failing to warn the campus and its student body that a crazed gunman was on the loose, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday, throwing out a jury's wrongful-death verdict in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The state justices said university officials have a legal duty to alert the student body only when they have reason to suspect a campus-wide danger. And the mass shooting that occurred on April 16, 2007, in which a gunman killed 32 and then himself, could not have been “reasonably foreseen” in time to warn the campus, the justices said.
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September 3, 2007 | Shari Roan, Times Staff Writer
A misunderstanding of federal privacy laws among Virginia Tech officials, including a failure to notify his parents, was a major reason why Seung-hui Cho did not receive sustained mental-health counseling that might have prevented his rampage, according to a report released last week. The analysis -- from a special panel reporting to Virginia Gov. Timothy M.
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April 22, 2007 | From the Associated Press
About 100 members of the Virginia Tech marching band played in a memorial service Saturday for bandmate Ryan Clark, remembered as a gregarious young man who went to lengths to make fellow students feel included. Clark, a 22-year-old from Martinez, Ga., was one of the first victims Monday of gunman Seung-hui Cho on the campus of Virginia Tech.
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