SEARCHABLE LIST OF SCHOOL RELATED SECURITY AND SAFETY INCIDENTS SINCE 1902

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  • K-12 (372)
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Sunday, 15 April 2007

Virginia Tech

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Thirty-two people (27 students and 5 faculty members) were killed by Seung-Hui Cho, a senior English-studies major, on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in two separate incidents, about two hours apart:

at West Ambler Johnston Hall dormitory, where 2 were shot, and at Norris Hall, where the remaining 30 were shot in an attack lasting nine minutes. Another 25 people were injured at Norris, some when they jumped from second-story windows to escape. Cho committed suicide after police breached the main entrance doors, which he had chained shut.

Additional Info

  • Type of Incident: Shooting
  • Source: Wiki-Shooting
  • Deaths: 33
  • Injuries: 25
  • City: Blacksburg
  • State: Virginia
  • Facility Type: Higher Education
  • Facility SubType: Post Secondary
  • Foiled or Exposed Plots: Yes
  • Included In 2002 Report: Yes
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