The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University… otherwise known as Virginia Tech. Many people aren’t aware of the “State University” part and it didn’t become obvious just how important that part of the name was until after Seung Hui Cho barricaded himself into Norris Hall to murder 30 people and injure an additional 25 before taking his own life upon arrival of the police. To adequately cover the series of events surrounding this attack, Cho’s background, preparation and more, will take more than one article. This series will revolve around Virginia Tech, its history, Cho’s history, the attack there and more to include some comment on the political vagaries that impacted how it was reported on.
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The remainder of this article is part of the book "Active Killers and the Crimes They Perpetrated," available in print or ebook via Amazon.