Timeline of the Virginia Tech shooting

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This timeline of events from the Virginia Tech shooting lists times in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4).

Contents

The official timeline was compiled by TriData Corp, a division of defense contractor System Planning Corp., for use by the eight-member panel appointed by Virginia Governor Tim Kaine. [1] [2]

Background

2003

2004

Monday, January 19

2005

Fall

Fall poetry class

Removed from poetry class

Fall writing class

Sunday, November 27

Monday, December 12

Tuesday, December 13

Wednesday, December 14

2006

Fall

2007

Friday, February 2

Friday, February 9

March

Monday, March 12

Tuesday, March 13

Thursday, March 22

Friday, March 23

Late March, (exact date uncertain)

Saturday, March 31 (April 7, 8 and 13)

Unknown date

Early April (date unknown)

Sunday, April 8

Friday, April 13

Norris Hall, where 30 of the 32 victims had died. Norris hall.jpg
Norris Hall, where 30 of the 32 victims had died.

Saturday, April 14

Sunday, April 15

Day of the shooting

Aerial photo showing location of Harper Hall (Cho's dorm), Norris Hall, West Ambler Johnston Hall, and the Blacksburg, VA, U.S. Post Office. VA Tech massacre aerial photo of referenced locations.jpg
Aerial photo showing location of Harper Hall (Cho's dorm), Norris Hall, West Ambler Johnston Hall, and the Blacksburg, VA, U.S. Post Office.

Monday, April 16

Aftermath

Tuesday, April 17

Virginia Tech students mourn their fallen friends at a candlelight vigil. 2007 Virginia Tech massacre candlelight vigil.jpg
Virginia Tech students mourn their fallen friends at a candlelight vigil.

Wednesday, April 18

Thursday, April 19

Friday, April 20

Monday, April 23

June 12, 2007

August 30, 2007

Notes and references

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