Tech rant reminiscent of Columbine


By Patrick O'Driscoll
USA TODAY

LITTLETON, Colo. — Angry video, photos and writings by Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung Hui have stunned families of the Columbine High School massacre through eerie parallels to footage and words left by the Colorado killers eight years ago Friday.

"It's very hard to watch because it is so reminiscent," said Tom Mauser, 55, whose son Daniel was among 12 students and a teacher killed by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. In his contempt-filled rants, repeatedly broadcast Wednesday and Thursday, Cho referred to "martyrs like Eric and Dylan." Like them, he posed in dark garb and gloves, a backwards cap and ammo-filled vest and brandished the guns he used on Monday to kill at least 30 people and injure 28 others before killing himself.

Columbine surveillance videos showed similar figures as Harris and Klebold stalked the halls of their suburban Denver school. They wounded 24 others before killing themselves in the deadliest high school shootings in U.S. history.

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