virginia tech shooter

School/University Shooter Voices
School/University Shooter Voices

Audio recordings of various school or university shooters. Note: Elliot Rodger isn’t necessarily a school/university shooter, as his attack was only on the campus, and three of his victims were stabbed to death, not shot.  Still fits into the theme, in my opinion.

In chronological order: Kip Kinkel (1998) - Dylan Klebold (†1999) - Eric Harris (†1999) - Seung-hui Cho (†2007) - Pekka-Eric Auvinen (†2007) - TJ Lane (2012) - Adam Lanza (†2012) - Elliot Rodger (†2014) - Dylann Roof (2015)

If you want to like serial killers and school shooters, do it. It’s not wrong to be fascinated by true crime. You’re not crazy. You just have normal interests like everyone else. It’s far from wrong.

You are allowed to like what you want to, don’t let any assholes tell you you’re crazy.


“For the past four years, Finland-based artist Harri Pälviranta has been crafting portraits based on a grim kind of subject matter – school shootings. The series, "News Portraits,” depicts the perpetrators of the 10 most fatal school shootings since 1999, crafting the eerie faces of violent offenders from old news clippings dating back to the tragic crimes. From the United States to Finland, Brazil and Germany, the portraits quite literally put a face to violence in schools across the globe.“


Cho Seung-hui

Cho Seung-hui is infamous for murdering 32 pupils and teachers, during a school shooting known as the Virginia Tech Massacre in 2007. Cho suffered from mental problems and severe anxiety during his college years, especially after he was reprimanded for stalking two female students. He began to plan out his attack meticulously, by practicing his shooting technique at a local firing range. He also video-taped himself confessing to the massacre and indicating that he was angry at the world for treating him so badly. In his tapes he also expressed admiration for Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold; the perpetrators of the Columbine massacre. These tapes can be viewed on the internet, though most of Cho’s speech is just nonsensical ranting.

Cho began the attack on April 16th, 2007, by using a Walther semi-automatic pistol to murder two fellow students at a high-rise dormitory of Virginia Tech. He then returned to his room and mailed his video footage to NBC news, before re-arming himself with a Glock pistol. The second part of the massacre had been carefully planned. Cho entered Norris Hall and chained every single exit shut, to prevent people escaping. He even placed notes on the door that said that if anyone attempted to force them open, a bomb would explode. Cho then moved from classroom to classroom, shooting anyone he found inside. He worked hard to kill every single person in each classroom he targeted, and often shot students more than once in a double-tap fashion. Once students heard shots they attempted to barricade classrooms, which stopped Cho from entering on numerous occasions, although he did shoot and kill more than one student through a door. After approximately 9 minutes of Cho’s murderous rampage, the police arrived and forced their way through the chained-up doors. When Cho heard this, he shot himself directly in the face rather than face punishment.


MYRAHINDLEY’S Random Tens - School Shooters (2/10)

Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people when he took two semi-automatic guns to his university, Virginia Tech. Cho’s attack lasted roughly two and a half hours before he ended his life with a gunshot wound to the temple. His suicide was in the same fashion of Dylan Klebold, another school shooter who Cho referenced to in his manifesto. A note in Cho’s room criticised rich kids, debauchery and deceitful charlatans. He also wrote ‘you caused me to do this.’ Two years previous to the massacre, Cho was found to be mentally ill and in need of hospitalisation after a doctor suspected him of being an imminent danger to himself or others. Yet he was able to buy his guns legally after not disclosing his history of mental illness. [x]


Seung-Hui Cho (January 18, 1984–April 16, 2007), also known as Cho Seung-Hui or Seung Cho was a mass murderer who shot and killed 32 people and wounded many more.The shooting rampage, termed the “Virginia Tech massacre,” took place on April 16, 2007, on the campus of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University—commonly known as Virginia Tech—in Blacksburg, Virginia, United States.He committed suicide after law enforcement officers breached the doors of the academic building in which he had killed 30 of his 32 victims and wounded many more, both faculty and students. Cho was a South Korean national with permanent resident status in the United States and was a senior English major at Virginia Tech.

Fellow students described Cho as a “quiet” person who “would not respond if someone greeted him.” Student Julie Poole recalled the first day of a literature class last year, when the students introduced themselves one by one: when it was Cho’s turn, he did not speak. The professor, she said, looked at the sign-in sheet, and where everyone else had written their names, Cho had written a question mark. “We just really knew him as the question mark kid,” Poole added.

According to a CNN interview with both his roommates, Andy Koch and John Eide, Cho demonstrated repetitive behavior such as listening repeatedly to Collective Soul’s “Shine” and writing the lyrics “Teach me how to speak; Teach me how to share; Teach me where to go” on his dormitory room wall.

Andy described two unusual incidents, one in which Cho stood in the doorway of his room late at night taking photographs of him, the second in which he repeatedly placed harassing cell phone calls to Andy as “Cho’s brother, Question Mark”, a name Cho also used when introducing himself to girls with whom he was allegedly obsessed. Koch and Eide searched Cho’s belongings and found a pocket knife; they did not find any items that they deemed seriously threatening.

In the fall of 2005, Cho told Koch and Eide that he had an imaginary girlfriend he called “Jelly”, a supermodel that lived in outer space who called Cho by the name “Spanky”. Due to Cho’s troubling behaviours during 2005-06, Koch and Eide who had tried to befriend Cho, gradually stopped talking to him and told their friends, especially female classmates, not to visit their room.

Andy Koch and John Eide also stated that that Cho was involved in at least three stalking incidents, two of which resulted in verbal warnings by campus police. The first stalking incident occurred on Sunday November 27 2005.

According to Koch, after the incident Cho claimed that he had AIMed the girl online and found out where she lived. He then went to her dorm room to see if she was “cool”, but only found “promiscuity” in her eyes. Eide added that when Cho visited the girl he said, “Hi, I’m Question Mark” to her, “which really freaked her out.”

The girl called campus police; she complained that Cho sent her annoying messages and he had made an unannounced visit. Two uniformed members of campus police visited Cho’s dorm late Sunday evening and verbally warned him not to contact the girl again, no further contact was made.

The final stalking incident occurred on Tuesday December 13 2005. Cho frightened a friend of Koch by writing on her door board a line from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, scene II, in which Romeo laments to Juliet:

My name, dear saint, is hateful to myself… . Had I it written, I would tear the word.

The young woman contacted the campus police and again Cho was verbally warned. No further contact was made. Later on Tuesday, Cho texted Koch saying, “I might as well kill myself now.” Worried that Cho was suicidal, Koch contacted his father for advice and they both contacted campus authorities. The campus police returned to the dorm and escorted Cho to Carilion St. Albans Behavioral Health Center in Radford, Va.



1. Ryan Clark (22) Martinez, Georgia
—senior in Psych/Biology/English

2. Emily Hilscher (19) Woodville, Virginia
—freshman in Animal Sciences

3. Minal Panchal (26) Mumbai, India
—masters student in Architecture

4. G. V. Loganathan (53) Erode, Tamil Nadu, India
—professor of Engineering

5. Jarrett Lane (22) Narrows, Virginia
—senior in Civil Engineering

6. Brian Bluhm (25) Louisville, Kentucky
—masters student in Civil Engineering

7. Matthew Gwaltney (24) Chesterfield County, Virginia
—masters student in Environmental Engineering

8. Jeremy Herbstritt (27) Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
—masters student in Civil Engineering

9. Partahi Lumbantoruan (34) Medan, Indonesia
—PhD student in Civil Engineering

10. Daniel O'Neil (22) Lincoln, Rhode Island
—masters student in Environmental Engineering

11. Juan Ortiz (26) Bayamón, Puerto Rico
—masters student in Civil Engineering

12. Julia Pryde (23) Middletown, New Jersey
—masters student in Biological Systems Engineering

13. Waleed Shaalan (32) Zagazig, Egypt
—PhD student in Civil Engineering

14. Jamie Bishop (35) Pine Mountain, Georgia
—German instructor

15. Lauren McCain (20) Hampton, Virginia
—freshman in International Studies

16. Michael Pohle Jr. (23) Flemington, New Jersey
—senior in Biological Sciences

17. Maxine Turner (22) Vienna, Virginia
—senior in Chemical Engineering

18. Nicole White (20) Smithfield, Virginia
—junior in International Studies

19. Liviu Librescu (76) Ploieşti, Romania
—professor of Engineering

20. Jocelyne Couture-Nowak (49) Truro, Nova Scotia
—professor of French

21. Ross Alameddine (20) Saugus, Massachusetts
—sophomore in English/Business

22. Austin Cloyd (18) Champaign, Illinois
—freshman in Int'l Studies/French

23. Daniel Perez Cueva (21) Woodbridge, Virginia
—junior in International Studies

24. Caitlin Hammaren (19) Westtown, New York
—sophomore in Int'l Studies/French

25. Rachael Hill (18) Richmond County, Virginia
—freshman in Biological Sciences

26. Matthew La Porte (20) Dumont, New Jersey
—sophomore in Political Science

27. Henry Lee (20) Roanoke, Virginia/Vietnam
—freshman in Computer Engineering

28. Erin Peterson (18) Centreville, Virginia
—freshman in International Studies

29. Mary Karen Read (19) Annandale, Virginia
—freshman in Interdisciplinary Studies

30. Reema Samaha (18) Centreville, Virginia
—freshman in Urban Planning

31. Leslie Sherman (20) Springfield, Virginia
—junior in History/Int'l Studies

32. Kevin Granata (45) Toledo, Ohio
—professor of Engineering


Seung Hui Cho

Type: Mass murderer

Number Of Deaths: 33

Born: January 18, 1984

Date of Massacre: April 16, 2007

 The Virginia Tech Massacre is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S history. Seung Hui Cho killed as an act of revenge against spoiled, rich classmates who mocked him for the way he talked and for his ethnicity, as well as killing for the “Weak and defenseless people.’‘