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Friday, April 20, 2007

Today's Globe: Virginia Tech emotional toll, violent fantasies not uncommon

The emotional toll on students, faculty, and staff at Virginia Tech, where student Seung-Hui Cho shot classmates and faculty before killing himself, will last for decades, predicted those who have counseled survivors of past shootings on college campuses.

Teachers and fellow students were horrified by Seung-Hui Cho’s violent screenplays — bizarre tales of suburban mothers brandishing chain saws and high school teachers raping their students. But psychologists and psychiatrists say such stuff is no indicator of imminent violence like Cho’s murderous rampage at Virginia Tech.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 06:25 AM
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