Shooter's Note: "You caused me to do this"

By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2007 2:26 PM CDT
Shooter's Note: 'You caused me to do this'
Students console each other after a memorial service at War Memorial Chapel near Norris Hall, the site of a shooting on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., Monday, April 16, 2007. A gunman massacred 32 people at Virginia Tech in the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history Monday,...   (Associated Press)

The Virginia Tech senior who killed 32 students and teachers yesterday left a vitriolic note in his dorm room, blaming other students for his shooting spree. "You caused me to do this," the note said, according to ABC News. It also attacked "rich kids," "debauchery," and "deceitful charlatans," the Chicago Tribune reports.

New stories are surfacing about Cho's troubled past, including suggestions that he had been medicated in the past for depression, says the Tribune. And several outlets are now reporting that Cho was referred to counseling last year by one of the school's English teachers after he submitted a violent one-act play about an abusive stepfather. (Read more Virginia Tech shooter stories.)

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