According to the AP: Cho was "a question mark": on the first day of a British literature class last year, the 30 or so students went around and introduced themselves. When it was Cho's turn, he didn't speak. On the sign-in sheet where everyone else had written their names, Cho had written a question mark. "Is your name, `Question mark?"' classmate Julie Poole recalled the professor asking. The young man offered little response.
Former roommates also said on CNN today that Cho would call them and only identify himself as "Question Mark."
Cho spent much of that class sitting in the back of the room, wearing a hat and seldom participating. "We just really knew him as the question mark kid," Poole said. (AP)
"We always joked we were just waiting for him to do something, waiting to hear about something he did," said another classmate, Stephanie Derry. "But when I got the call it was Cho who had done this, I started crying, bawling." (AP)
Roommates speak: His bizarre behavior became even less predictable in recent weeks, roommates Joseph Aust and Karan Grewal said. Grewal had pulled an all-nighter on homework the day of the shootings and saw Cho at around 5 a.m. (GMA) Grewal also said he never saw any weapons. (AP)
In recent weeks Cho's habits changed. He ventured out at night to the campus gym, lifting weights to beef up his skinny frame.
Other roommates tell CNN that Cho once told them he had an imaginary girlfriend he called "Jelly." And that she called him "Spanky."
Contrary to previous reports, there were no medications found in Cho's room according to the 10:00 am presser.
Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) ordered an independent review yesterday of Virginia Tech's handling of Monday's massacre after 24 hours of criticism that the university waited too long to inform students and faculty of a potential danger.
Kaine's announcement came in response to a request from the school's president and board of visitors that the governor takes the lead in finding a group of credible, experienced outside examiners.
He said the investigation will cover actions taken Monday and questions about whether university officials were warned earlier that the shooter, Cho Seung Hui, was troubled.
32 DECEASED, *ALL* OF WHOM HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED IN MEDIA REPORTS.
A Look at Some of the Students and Faculty Killed
1. Professor Jamie Bishop, 35, (full name Christopher James Bishop)
He was teaching German at the time of the shooting.
Bishop wore his hair long, rode his bike to campus and worked alongside his wife in the foreign languages department at Virginia Tech.
Colleagues confirmed that Bishop, 35, was among the 33, including the shooter, killed during the rampage. (Roanoke Times)
Profile & photo: http://www.fdi.vt.edu/presenters/bishop_jamie.html
2. Professor Jocelyne Couture-Nowak
Originally from Montreal. Was one of 32 people killed by a gunman at Virginia Tech in Monday's tragedy, state police have confirmed. Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, taught French in Virginia Tech's department of foreign languages. (CBC News)
Her husband, Jerzy Nowak, is the head of the horticulture department at Virginia Tech
3. Professor Kevin Granata, 45
Engineering Science and Mathematics Professor "killed while serving Virginia Tech," (according to an e-mail sent out by the head of the ESM department at 11:39 pm on Monday.)