Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Cho Seung-Hui

Cho Seung-Hui.

What do we know about him? The gunman suspected of carrying out the Virginia Tech massacre that left 33 people dead was described Tuesday as a sullen loner . It is always those quiet ones that we need to watch out for. They are deadly. He looks innocent enough but according to the news blurbs I heard he was disturbed. His creative writing indicated that something was wrong. Why did not his family see that? They had to notice something before over 30 people were killed. He recently stalked women and set fire to a dorm room. Surely someone would or should have seen that he was a man in trouble.

He killed two people earlier in the morning, before the slaughter later. I am not sure why no one figured out he was the one who did that. It is a shame. So many lives lost. And for what? He left a note reportedly railed against "rich kids" and "debauchery" and "deceitful charlatans" on campus. There was another report that he was depressed and on medication. He really needed to be in counseling by whoever gave him the pills for depression.

Cho was born in South Korea on Jan. 18, 1984 and entered the United States in 1992 as a child of 8. He was a permanent resident alien, a "green card" holder entitled to most of the legal rights held by U.S. citizens. He was legal. But just crazy!

I just hope that we do not have any copy cat killing now. I remember after Columbine in 1999 that kids began to shoot their classmates all over the place. It was scary! This was the worst killing spree in US history. My heart, prayers and thoughts go out to all those families who lost their loved ones or who have loved ones who were injured but not killed. What is this world coming to? I just don't know.

You can chase a butterfly all over the field and never catch it. But if you sit quietly in the grass it will come and sit on your shoulder.

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