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Virginia Tech: Evaluations Found No Homicidal Risk

August 19, 2009

Virginia Polytechnic Institute staff evaluated Seung-Hui Cho more than a year before he killed 32 people and himself in a 2007 rampage, but counselors concluded he was a depressed student with a history of "erratic behavior" who showed no homicidal tendencies, according to newly released mental health records. In three separate interactions with the school counseling center at the end of 2005, the staff found the Virginia Tech killer, Mr. Cho, to be depressed and anxious but not at risk of hurting himself or others, according to the center's records.

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