The Virginia Tech Shooter...Did they miss something when he was younger?

United States
April 21, 2007 5:12pm CST
Was Seung Hui Cho autistic? If you look at his symptoms...didn't talk , didn't make eye contact, numerous social difficulties, do you think he had some strange form of autism that went undiagnosed?
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4 responses
21 Apr 07
Maybe it's more about who he looked up to? Possible, But I really hate reading to much into things which doesn't concern me. I just feel saddened by the tragic lose of so may lifes. (except one) I think professor/lecture should be up for a bravery award because he was a unsung hero for fighting the thug off while others escaped. Kudos, ~Joey
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@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
22 Apr 07
Sage Mother, To be honest, I haven't seen much about him or his family to even make a guess, yet if he was, how did he make it into college, and Virginia Tech at that? I feel that whatever hard times he went through during the short time he was here on earth, it affected him in such a way that caused him to do what he did five short days ago.
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• United States
22 Apr 07
Just so you know, many people with autism are able to go to college and on to very successful futures. Most are very bright and if they are high functioning, can be very productive.
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@feralwoman (2199)
• Australia
26 Apr 07
No, I don't think Cho had autism. I think it was probably a mixture of things. Being transplanted into a completely foreign country when he was very young probably didn't help. I've heard that he was abused, so that's probably why he avoided eye contact. The abuse probably caused depression or some other sort of mental instability which escalated into feeling that the world was against him. The rest, unfortunately is history.
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• United States
22 Apr 07
I do not think he has a form of autisim. Autisim is so overdiagnosed these days that if anything, he would have been diagnosed and not really had it. He may have had some kind of social dysfunction that was missed over the years, but certainly, some of it could have to do with culture or environmental aspects of his life. It is a sad thing for everyone including his family, but in my opinion, it is a NO EXCUSE act. I think if people start suggesting other things, he will somehow be excused for some of what he did and that seems unacceptable to me. Thanks for the topic. It was a good one !