In America, college students normally graduate at about the age of 21. Cho Seung-hui, when he went on his murder spree was reportedly in his senior year, but aged 23. Somewhere along the line, he lost a year, or maybe two. Possibly when his family moved to the U.S., since he seems to have graduated late from high school. Perhaps it is of no great significance, but I have not seen that gap explained. What happened?
The Missing Two Years of the Monster Who Killed at Virginia Tech
By Claudia Rosett Apr 22, 2007 9:43 AM ET
For media inquiries, please contact [email protected] Claudia Rosett is widely recognized as a ground-breaking reporter on corruption at the United Nations. Her investigative reporting skills, drawn from three decades as a journalist covering international affairs, led her to expose the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal, the worst financial fraud in the history of humanitarian relief. Ms. Rosett worked from 1984-2002 as a staff editorialist, editor and reporter at The Wall Street Journal, and has appeared before six U.S. House and Senate Committees and Subcommittees to testify on subjects including U.N.-related corruption and the Iran-North Korea strategic alliance. Her work on Oil-for-Food earned Claudia the 2005 Eric Breindel Award and the Mightier Pen award, and for her on-site coverage of China's Tiananmen Square in 1989, she won an Overseas Press Club Citation for Excellence. She is a Foreign Policy Fellow with the Independent Women's Forum, and writes a column on foreign affairs for Forbes.com.