Luni, 16 aprilie 2007, Cho Seung-Hui a omoarat 30 de studenti. In toamna lui 2005, Lucinda Roy, sefa catedrei de engleza de la Virginia Tech, anunta politia campusului ca ceva este in neregula cu studentul Cho Seung-Hui. Tocmai citise scenariile a doua piese de teatru (Richard McBeef si Mr. Brownstone) scrise de Cho. Cele doua piese fusesera citite initial de toti colegii de grupa ai lui Cho.

Atentie, continut violent! Richard McBeef & Mr. Brownstone

In noiembrie si decembrie 2005, politia campusului a stat de vorba cu Cho Seung-Hui, in urma unor plangeri depuse de 2 studente. Cho este trimis la un psiholog, apoi internat intr-o clinica de psihiatrie, de unde iese dupa cateva luni si isi reia cursurile.

Scenariile au fot obtinute de AOL News de la Ian MacFarlane, actualmente angajat AOL si fost coleg de clasa al lui Cho Seung-Hui. Iata varianta lui MacFarlane despre cursurile la care au aparut scenariile lui Cho:

<< What happened yesterday: When I first heard about the multiple shootings at Virginia Tech yesterday, my first thought was about my friends, and my second thought was “I bet it was Seung Cho.” Cho was in my playwriting class last fall, and nobody seemed to think much of him at first. He would sit by himself whenever possible, and didn’t like talking to anyone. I don’t think I’ve ever actually heard his voice before. He was just so quiet and kept to himself. Looking back, he fit the exact stereotype of what one would typically think of as a “school shooter” – a loner, obsessed with violence, and serious personal problems.

Some of us in class tried to talk to him to be nice and get him out of his shell, but he refused talking to anyone. It was like he didn’t want to be friends with anybody. One friend of mine tried to offer him some Halloween candy that she still had, but he slowly shook his head, refusing it. He just came to class every day and submitted his work on time, as I understand it.A major part of the playwriting class was peer reviews. We would write one-act plays and submit them to an online repository called Blackboard for everyone in the class to read and comment about in class the next day. Typically, the students give their opinions about the plays and suggest ways to make it better, the professor gives his insights, then asks the author to comment about the play in class. When we read Cho’s plays, it was like something out of a nightmare. The plays had really twisted, macabre violence that used weapons I wouldn’t have even thought of. Before Cho got to class that day, we students were talking to each other with serious worry about whether he could be a school shooter. I was even thinking of scenarios of what I would do in case he did come in with a gun, I was that freaked out about him. When the students gave reviews of his play in class, we were very careful with our words in case he decided to snap. Even the professor didn’t pressure him to give closing comments. After hearing about the mass shootings, I sent one of my friends a Facebook message asking him if he knew anything about Seung Cho and if he could have been involved. He replied: “dude that’s EXACTLY what I was thinking! No, I haven’t heard anything, but seriously, that was the first thing I thought when I heard he was Asian.” While I “knew” Cho, I always wished there was something I could do for him, but I couldn’t think of anything. As far as notifying authorities, there isn’t (to my knowledge) any system set up that lets people say “Hey! This guy has some issues! Maybe you should look into this guy!” If there were, I definitely would have tried to get the kid some help. I think that could have had a good chance of averting yesterday’s tragedy more than anything. While I was hesitant at first to release these plays (because I didn’t know if there are laws against it), I had to put myself in the shoes of the average person researching this situation. I’d want to know everything I could about the killer to figure out what could drive a person to do something like this and hopefully prevent it in the future. Also, I hope this might help people start caring about others more no matter how weird they might seem, because if this was some kind of cry for attention, then he should have gotten it a long time ago.

As far as the victims go, as I was heading to bed last night, I heard that my good friend Stack (Ryan Clark) was one of the first confirmed dead. I didn’t want to believe that I’d never get to talk to him again, and all I could think about was how much I could tell him how much his friendship meant to me. During my junior year, Ryan, another friend and I used to get breakfast on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Shultz Dining Hall, one of the cafeterias on campus, and it was always the highlight of my day. He could talk forever it seemed and always made us laugh. He was a good friend, not just to me, but to a lot of people, and I’ll miss him a lot.”>>

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2 Responses to “Masacru la Virginia Tech”

  1. ira on April 19th, 2007 15:43

    e dincolo de orice imaginatie ce s-a intamplat acolo. mai ales faptul ca cei responsabili cu securitatea campusului au “permis” sa aiba loc si al doilea atac. si nu inteleg nici ce mai cauta printre studenti baiatul ala cu atatea probleme la mansarda.

  2. cristianionita on April 20th, 2007 10:47

    da. incredibil. au avut de cel putin doua ori sansa sa-l opreasca

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