Download and read online The Virginia Tech Massacre in PDF and EPUB "The Virginia Tech Massacre take readers on a journey examining the mental health vulnerabilities of youth transitioning to adulthood, the limitations of existing warning tools for violence, and local, regional, and national gaps in mental health service delivery across the United States. The book provides concrete and pragmatic recommendations for how to begin overhauling the delivery for mental health services"--
Download and read online University Shootings in the United States in PDF and EPUB Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 42. Chapters: Charles Whitman, Virginia Tech massacre, Kent State shootings, 2010 University of Alabama in Huntsville shooting, Northern Illinois University shooting, Weatherhead School of Management, Orangeburg massacre, William Morva, Appalachian School of Law shooting, University of Iowa shooting, Student Strike of 1970, Jackson State killings, San Diego State University shooting, Delaware State University shooting, President's Commission on Campus Unrest, California State University, Fullerton massacre, Hetzel Union Building shooting, 2008 University of Central Arkansas shootings. Excerpt: The Virginia Tech massacre was a school shooting that took place on April 16, 2007, on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, United States. In two separate attacks, approximately two hours apart, the perpetrator, Seung-Hui Cho, killed 32 people and wounded 25 others before committing suicide. The massacre is the deadliest shooting incident by a single gunman in U.S. history. Cho, a senior English major at Virginia Tech, had previously been diagnosed with a severe anxiety disorder. During much of his middle school and high school years, he received therapy and special education support. After graduating from high school, Cho enrolled at Virginia Tech. Due to federal privacy laws, Virginia Tech was not informed of Cho's previous diagnosis or the accommodations he had been granted at school. In 2005, Cho was accused of stalking two female students. After an investigation, a Virginia special justice declared Cho mentally ill and ordered him to attend treatment. Lucinda Roy, a professor and former chairwoman of the English department, had also asked Cho to seek counseling. Cho's mother also turned to the church. The attacks received international media coverage and drew widespread criticism of...
Download and read online There is a Gunman on Campus in PDF and EPUB In our media-saturated culture, momentous events occur quickly, as news and images are broadcast around the country and the world. We are often riveted by the news and our everyday reality is suddenly changed. Yet, almost as quickly, that critical event is replaced by a new story. The old event fades from memory, and we move on to the next thing before understanding why it commanded our attention and how our world was changed. On April 16, 2007, such an event occurred on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. That day a student killed 32 of his classmates and professors and then turned the gun on himself. The media focused their power and our attention on the campus, the students and faculty of Virginia Tech, and the gunman and his victims. But we have yet to understand fully what happened in Blacksburg. There is a Gunman on Campus brings our thoughts back to the shocking campus shootings and the public reactions to the event, shining needed light on what occurred at the university, how American society reacted, and how it all fits into contemporary culture. The contributors to this insightful and compelling volume preserve and deepen our memory of April 16th. Many of the authors are distinguished men and women of letters, and some were on the Virginia Tech campus the day when the shots rang out. From the psychology of the shooter to the role of media in covering the event to parallels to other American tragedies such as Columbine, the chapters constitute an incisive portrait of early 21st century America.
Download and read online Massacre at Virginia Tech in PDF and EPUB "Examines the tragic school shooting at Virginia Tech University, detailing the horrifying massacre, the lives of the killer and victims, and the sociological problems surrounding school shootings"--Provided by publisher.
Download and read online April 16th Virginia Tech Remembers in PDF and EPUB A gripping, emotional account of the worst school shooting in United States history, told by those who lived through it Monday, April 16, 2007 started like any other Monday at Virginia Tech, with professors and students preparing for another busy week of classes. However, word quickly circulated of a shooting in the dorms - and the gunman was still loose. The campus went into lockdown, and as the gruesome events unfolded in Norris Hall, a group of journalism students trapped in a nearby building transmitted stories and updates to the student-run website, PlanetBlacksburg.com. Now, these students, together with their journalism instructor and members of the Virginia Tech community, have documented the events of that day. April 16th: Virginia Tech Remembers gives a voice to the students, faculty, and staff who lived through the shooting, and serves as a memorial for the 32 victims. The book also describes the onslaught of media coverage that immediately followed, and reveals the remarkable resilience of the students of Virginia Tech throughout the entire ordeal.
Download and read online Mass Murder In 2007 in PDF and EPUB Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 38. Chapters: Virginia Tech massacre, Seung-Hui Cho, Virginia Tech massacre timeline, Media coverage of the Virginia Tech massacre, Liviu Librescu, Westroads Mall shooting, Kevin Granata, Nikki Giovanni, Padahuthurai bombing, Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, G. V. Loganathan, Danilo Guades, Jamie Bishop, New Life Christian Fellowship, V-Tech Rampage, Charles W. Steger, Lucinda Roy, Jabukovac killings, Carnation Massacre. Excerpt: Seung-Hui Cho (January 18, 1984 - April 16, 2007) was a senior-level undergraduate student at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University who killed 32 people and wounded 17 others in the shooting rampage which has come to be known as the "Virginia Tech massacre." Cho later committed suicide after law enforcement officers breached the doors of the building where the majority of the shooting had taken place. Cho's body is buried in Fairfax, Virginia. Born in South Korea, Cho arrived in the United States at the age of 8 with his family. He became a US permanent resident as a South Korean national. In middle school, he was diagnosed with a severe anxiety disorder known as selective mutism, as well as major depressive disorder. After this diagnosis he began receiving treatment and continued to receive therapy and special education support until his junior year of high school. During Cho's last two years at Virginia Tech, several instances of his abnormal behavior, as well as plays and other writings he submitted containing references to violence, caused concern among teachers and classmates. In the aftermath of the Virginia Tech massacre, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine convened a panel consisting of various officials and experts to investigate and examine the response and handling of issues related to the shootings. The panel released its final report in August 2007, devoting more than 30 pages to detailing Cho'...
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Download and read online No Right to Remain Silent in PDF and EPUB The world watched in horror in April 2007 when Virginia Tech student Seung-Hui Cho went on a killing rampage that resulted in the deaths of thirty-two students and faculty members before he ended his own life. Former Virginia Tech English department chair and distinguished professor Lucinda Roy saw the tragedy unfold on the TV screen in her home and had a terrible realization. Cho was the student she had struggled to get to know–the loner who found speech torturous. After he had been formally asked to leave a poetry class in which he had shared incendiary work that seemed directed at his classmates and teacher, Roy began the difficult task of working one-on-one with him in a poetry tutorial. During those months, a year and a half before the massacre, Roy came to realize that Cho was more than just a disgruntled young adult experimenting with poetic license; he was, in her opinion, seriously depressed and in urgent need of intervention. But when Roy approached campus counseling as well as others in the university about Cho, she was repeatedly told that they could not intervene unless a student sought counseling voluntarily. Eventually, Roy’s efforts to persuade Cho to seek help worked. Unbelievably, on the three occasions he contacted the counseling center staff, he did not receive a comprehensive evaluation by them–a startling discovery Roy learned about after Cho’s death. More revelations were to follow. After responding to questions from the media and handing over information to law enforcement as instructed by Virginia Tech, Roy was shunned by the administration. Papers documenting Cho’s interactions with campus counseling were lost. The university was suddenly on the defensive. Was the university, in fact, partially responsible for the tragedy because of the bureaucratic red tape involved in obtaining assistance for students with mental illness, or was it just, like many colleges, woefully underfunded and therefore underequipped to respond to such cases? Who was Seung-Hui Cho? Was he fully protected under the constitutional right to freedom of speech, or did his writing and behavior present serious potential threats that should have resulted in immediate intervention? How can we balance students’ individual freedom with the need to protect the community? These are the questions that have haunted Roy since that terrible day. No Right to Remain Silent is one teacher’s cri de coeur–her dire warning that given the same situation today, two years later, the ending would be no less terrifying and no less tragic. From the Hardcover edition.
Download and read online Virginia Tech in PDF and EPUB Virginia Tech: Make Sure It Doesn't Get Out, ... pulls no punches in its investigation of the April 16, 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech that claimed 33 lives. Author David Cariens delivers blow after blow in his look at systemic failures before, during and after the worst school shooting in the nation's history. In 14 chapters, Cariens hammers away at dozens of key points from different perspectives - his own, drawing on both personal and professional experiences; through the eyes of family members of the shooting victims; in a scathing critique of the Governor's Review Panel reports of the tragedy, and in discussions on gun control and American culture. He also gives an account of the lawsuit filed by two families, the trial, the verdict in favor of the plaintiffs ... Make Sure It Doesn't Get Out is Cariens' attempt to make sure it does. Real improvements to school safety come from honest appraisals of tragedies, he asserts; anything less is a missed opportunity. -- book cover.
Download and read online Suicidal Mass Murderers in PDF and EPUB On April 16, 2007, Cho Seung-Hui, a student at Virginia Tech with a history of mental illness, became the perpetrator of the most infamous school shooting in the history of the United States. In the aftermath of the killings and Cho’s subsequent suicide, one primary question emerged: Why? Suicidal Mass Murderers: A Criminological Study of Why They Kill explores the answer to this and related questions. Detailing Cho’s descent into madness that culminated in this tragic event, the book asks how we can: Identify and red flag the potentially dangerous Intervene early in their lives to prevent violence Mitigate potential damage Sequester, even involuntarily, the violent mentally ill Treat the dangerously mentally ill to being them back into meaningful lives Do all of this while protecting the patient’s constitutional rights Exploring the concept of whether such violent acts can be predicted, the book reveals the potential warning signs to look for in suspect individuals. First responders, public health authorities, and clinicians must learn to detect these early indicators if there is any hope in preventing a catastrophe such as what occurred at Virginia Tech from ever happening again. John Liebert maintains a website with additional information. In 2013, he received the Perciball Pott Virtuous Surgeon Award from McGill University Faculty of Medicine.
Download and read online Guys and Guns Amok in PDF and EPUB From the recent shootings at Virginia Tech University to the tragedies at Columbine and Oklahoma City, certain common traits can be traced through all of these events. In Guys and Guns Amok, media and cultural critic Douglas Kellner provides a fascinating diagnostic reading of these acts of domestic terrorism. Skillfully connecting each case with the current environment for male socialization and the search for identity in an American culture obsessed with guns and militarism, Kellner's work is a sobering reflection on these tragedies and the pervasive power of media and popular culture as well as a wake-up call for the future.
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Download and read online Man to Man A Conversation between a Father Son in PDF and EPUB "Stand Your Ground!" "Stop & Frisk!" Imagine if you will, you have a son who is about to come of age. It's time for you to have "The Talk" with him, what do you say to him? Well, typically you would tell him the basics like; "Shave with the grain, not against it", or "Look a man in the eyes when you shake his hand", or you might give him tips on how to be financially frugal. But, what if your son was Black in America? How would that conversation go? Recent events would indicate that it's "Open Season" on young Black men in America. Therefore, wouldn't our conversations with our sons have to be different? Even the Mayor of NYC admitted that "The Talk" he would have to have with his "Black son" would have to be different. Exactly what would you say that would properly equip your young Black son to deal with what will be dealt to him? Given the fact that Black men are the most hated and persecuted beings on the planet, are you even equipped to have that talk with your Black son and properly send him off into this world? This book, "Man to Man (A Conversation Between A Father & Son)" tackles a lot of those issues a young Black man would need to arm himself with to be prepared to deal with living in a society that by and large does not want or accept him.
Download and read online Enough in PDF and EPUB Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, share their impassioned argument for responsible gun ownership. After the 2011 Tucson shooting that nearly took her life, basic questions consumed Gabby Giffords and her family: Would Gabby survive the bullet through her brain? Would she walk again? Speak? Her hard-won recovery, though far from complete, has now allowed her and Mark to ask larger questions that confront us as a nation: How can we address our nation’s epidemic of gun violence? How can we protect gun rights for law abiding citizens, while keeping firearms out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill? What can we do about gun trafficking and other threats to our communities? Enough goes behind the scenes of Gabby and Mark’s creation of Americans for Responsible Solutions, an organization dedicated to promoting responsible gun ownership and encouraging lawmakers to find solutions to gun violence, despite their widespread fear of the gun lobby. As gun owners and strong supporters of the Second Amendment, Gabby and Mark offer a bold but sensible path forward, preserving the right to own guns for collection, recreation, and protection while taking common-sense actions to prevent the next Tucson, Aurora, or Newtown. Poll after poll shows that most Americans agree with Gabby and Mark’s reasonable proposals. As the book follows Gabby and Mark from the halls of Congress to communities across the country, it provides an intimate window into the recovery of one of our nation’s most inspiring public figures and reveals how she and her husband have taken on the role of co-advocates for one of the defining issues of our time.
Download and read online Wir m ssen ber Kevin reden in PDF and EPUB Kurz vor seinem sechzehnten Geburtstag richtet Kevin in der Schule ein Blutbad an. Innerhalb weniger Stunden ist das Leben seiner Familie nicht mehr, wie es war. – Lionel Shriver erzählt aus der Sicht einer Mutter, die sich auf schmerzhafte und ehrliche Weise mit Schuld und Verantwortung, mit Liebe und Verlust auseinandersetzt. Hätte sie ihr Kind mehr lieben sollen? Hätte sie das Unglück verhindern können? Ein höchst aktueller Roman von erschütternder Klarheit und stilistischer Brillanz.