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2007: The Largest Massacre of Students in American History

2007: The Largest Massacre of Students in American History
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The anniversary of the massacre at Virginia Tech university campus in the United States falls on this day. The killer Seung-Hui Cho was a South Korean citizen and a student at that university. He used two handguns: Walther P22 and Glock 19, and took with him more than 400 bullets. He entered the classrooms and first killed the professor who was giving a lecture, and then he started shooting at students. He killed a total of 32 people, 5 professors and 27 students. Another 25 people were wounded. In the end he shot himself in the head.

The motives for the massacre are still not adequately explained. It is known that Seung-Hui Cho had problems since childhood, there were even suspicions he was autistic. He had problems with anxiety to such an extent that he lost the power of speech in difficult situations. He underwent several psychiatric treatments, but it seems that none of the doctors recognized the seriousness of his situation. It seems that, shortly before the massacre, he watched the movie Oldboy, which may have inspired him to commit the crime.

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