After he killed the first two people, he took some photographs, shot a video and sent it in the mail to NBC. This is most likely THE explanation as to why there was a lull in the violence at VA Tech that day.


Sometime after he killed two people in a Virginia university dormitory but before he slaughtered 30 more in a classroom building Monday morning, Cho Seung-Hui mailed NBC News a large package, including photographs and videos, lamenting that “this didn’t have to happen,� the network said Wednesday.

Cho, 23, a senior English major at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, killed 32 people in two attacks before taking his own life.

NBC News President Steve Capus said the network received the package in Wednesday morning’s mail delivery and immediately turned the materials over to FBI agents in New York.

The package included a long, “rambling, manifesto-like statement embedded with a series of photographs,â€Â? Capus said. The material is “hard-to-follow … disturbing, very disturbing â€â€? very angry, profanity-laced,â€Â? he said.

It did not include any images of the shootings Monday, but it did contain “vague references,� including “things like ‘this didn’t have to happen,’ � Capus said in an interview late Wednesday afternoon.

Cho wanted to be remembered.

He certainly got his wish.

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