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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

It's columbine all over again

The columbine high school massacre on Tuesday the 20th April 1999. Two teenage students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, carried out a shooting rampage, killing 12 students and a teacher, as well as wounding 24 others, before committing suicide.

Today, Tuesday the 17th April 2007, 8 years after the incident, another shooting incident at Virginia Tech University, US killed 33 people.


The rampage took place in two separate areas, first at a dormitory as students had begun criss-crossing the sprawling campus for morning classes, and then about two hours later at an engineering and science hall about 800m away, sparking panic.

Witnesses have said some students were hurt jumping out the windows of a classroom building to escape the gunfire.

“You could see students carrying what looked like bodies out of Norris Hall (the engineering building) and there were ambulances out there that drove down to pick them up and sped off towards the hospital,” student Michael O'Brien has told Fox News.

A student journalist's video of the chaos was replayed repeatedly on US television networks, showing people scurrying around the campus and volleys of shots ringing out. Dramatic mobile phone video footage also picked up the clatter of bullets fired in the attack.

Virginia Tech campus police chief Wendell Finchum has said the suspected gunman is dead and that police are trying to determine whether he killed himself or was shot by officers.

Officials did not have a motive for the attack and did not immediately know if the gunman was a student, but students have said multiple bomb threats had been made against the university in recent weeks, including two against the buildings targeted in today's shooting.

The death toll of 32 surpasses the 15 who died in the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado in April 1999 that shocked the world.

US President George W. Bush has said he is "horrified" by the attack, while the university's president has said the shooting is a "tragedy of monumental proportions".


More news: here

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Now in this case. If I could remember correctly, I thought 13 were killed in the shooting at Columbine High School massacre and 2 of the gunman commit suicide after. And for this Virginia Tech University incident, 33 was killed, including the gunman who is said is asian and commited suicide later after he randomly shoot everyone.

Guns should be made illegal, seriously.

More about columbine high school massacre, click here.

10 comments:

  1. cindy2:16 AM

    .. and they identified the shooter as a Koren boy. *sigh* An Asian... :(

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  3. cindy2:17 AM

    Typo error:

    *Korean

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  4. cin korean? from ozzie news it's said to be 24 year old chinese leh...blurness...

    and he shot his gf after an argument and start shooting everyone after that..

    i dunno

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  5. aduh! i think ppl who kill like this got serious mental prob...

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  6. oh ogie, juz went through reading from yahoo news...he's 23, from south korea, a resident?! since 1992? omg~

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  7. just a reminder to all girls out there.

    when arguing your boyfriend, make sure you use a proper words and body language, instead of vulgarity and bitch slap.

    To all the boys out there,

    Dont start an argument in the kitchen. You know how good they're in using cutlery, knife and all that..

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  8. Anonymous12:41 PM

    he must have had serious psychological problems ... whether he was Asian or not isn't the real issue! there'd be more of such cases because many young people these days have limited social skills!

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  9. well i red the recent news about it..he is said to be an english student and his project paper seems disturbing, something about racist and rich kids? and he was troubled indeed, as it says on the news la...not sure...weird..

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