Virginia Tech Shooting
April 16, 2010 by Post Team
Virginia Tech Shooting:Virginia Tech school shooting: The slaughter at Virginia Tech was a school shooting that took place on Monday, April 16 on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. In two separate attacks about two hours apart, the author, Seung-Hui Cho, killed 32 people and wounded many others before committing suicide. The slaughter is the deadliest peacetime shooting by a gunman in U.S. history, on or off campus.
Cho, an English student at Virginia Tech, had been diagnosed with a severe anxiety disorder. For much of its middle and high school years, she received therapy and special education support. After graduating from high school, enrolled at Virginia Tech Cho Due to federal privacy laws, Virginia Tech was not informed of prior diagnosis of Cho or the accommodations that had been given at school. In 2005, Cho was accused of stalking two female students, after an investigation by a Virginia court declared Cho mentally ill and special ordered to attend treatment.Lucinda Roy, professor and former chairwoman of the English department, also asked Cho to seek advice.
The attacks received international media coverage and led to widespread criticism of U.S. laws and culture.  sparked intense debate about gun violence, gun laws, gaps in the U.S. system for the treatment of mental health problems, the author’s condition of mind, the responsibility of the university administrations, privacy laws, journalism ethics and other issues. news organizations that broadcast television parts murderer’s multimedia manifesto were criticized by victims’ families, Virginia law enforcement officials, and the American Psychiatric Association.
The killing led to the state of Virginia to close legal loopholes that had previously allowed Cho, an individual adjudicated as mentally unsound mind, to buy guns without detection by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). It also led to the adoption of the first major federal measure of gun control in more than 13 years. The law strengthened the PRI was signed by President George W. Bush on January 5, 2008.
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