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ERIC Number: ED532177
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar-28
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
School Violence Case Study at Virginia Tech
Lyttle, LeighAnne
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On April 16, 2007, Seung Hui Cho, a livid and mentally ill student, shot to death 32 students and faculty of Virginia Tech, wounded many more people, and then killed himself. This incident has impacted college and university campuses nationwide in efforts to seek mentally disturbed students and help them, to have effective emergency teams, as well as having the best security policies implemented. Since this atrocity many arguments have begun to emerge about the right to bear arms on campus, keeping mental health treatment confidential and many other issues that could have changed the outcome of that fateful day. This report seeks to analyze Seung Hui Cho, his life, his mental health, the shootings at Virginia Tech, the staff and law enforcement's role, and the campus policies that have changed since. Learning from this tragedy is imperative, to know how to deal with conflict is essential, and understanding how to help a person like Seung Hui Cho could help save many lives in the future.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia