Email Inbox of Virginia Tech Massacre Killer Seung-Hui Cho Released

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It’s been a year and a half, almost to the day, that the Virginia Tech Massacre happened. On April 16th, 2007, VA Tech student Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 innocent students and faculty over the course of two hours. Now emails released from Cho’s email account at VA Tech – both emails to Cho, and his own email responses – have been released and are available to read. These emails show cries for help, and an insight into a troubled students. Could the VA Tech massacre have been avoided with the right intervention?

This isn’t the first time that an email trail relating to the Virginia Tech massacre has been published, and made available here on the Internet Patrol. Just one day after the massacre, the text of the emergency email alerts that were sent around VA Tech to warn students and staff of what was occuring – while it was occurring – were made available.


Today, however, the email being made available is of a much more personal nature. This is the text of the email that was in Cho’s own student email account at Virginia Tech.

These include emails to him from various professors, along with his email to them quoted in their replies. Cho’s own emails shows both a troubled student, and a student having troubles, who by his own admission has trouble speaking and “tends to run into trouble at classes.” At one point he writes to a professor that “It’s obvious that I’m in a lot of trouble.” His professors also seem concerned for him, and one in particular, Professor Lucinda Roy, suggests that he seek counselling.

In any event, here is the email, hosted by Scribd.com, and first made available through the VA Tech student paper.

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P.S. You can also access the email here: Text of email of Virginia Tech massacre killer Seung-Hui Cho

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