Third Anniversary Of Virginia Tech Massacre

On April 16, 2007, police in Blacksburg, Virginia responded to the deadliest rampage by a single gunman in US history.

A student named Seung-Hui Cho opened fire in a dorm and a classroom, killing 32 students and faculty before turning the gun on himself.

Several others were injured, and some students survived by pretending to be dead.

The shootings put national attention on how schools warn students about emergencies, laws about purchasing guns and mental health care for students.

Cho had previously been declared mentally ill.

Several events will be held at the school Friday, in remembrance of the students and teachers who were killed, Including a 3.2 mile run, that will start on campus right by the Virginia Tech flag.

A candlelight vigil will also be held later in the afternoon on the drill-field.

All classes are cancelled for the day.


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 16, 2010 at 09:18 AM
    I know what the definition is.You ever heard the expression Sad Anniversary.Some are just to literal.
  • by Maureen Location: Massachusetts on Apr 16, 2010 at 08:51 AM
    My heart is with all those who were touched by any of the awful occurance 3 years back. My prayer is with the families that they have been able to continue living and hold all the good memories of their loved one in there hearts forever.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 16, 2010 at 05:55 AM
    Definition of ANNIVERSARY: The annually recurring date of a past event, especially one of historical, national, or personal importance: a wedding anniversary; the anniversary of the founding of Rome.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 16, 2010 at 04:22 AM
    Happy Anniversary!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 16, 2010 at 03:41 AM
    I thought an Anniversary suppose to be a happy thing.Thet need to reword this.
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