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Virginia Tech reopens site of 2007 mass shooting

April 13, 2009

Virginia Tech has reopened the section of the academic building where a student gunman killed 30 people in 2007.

The university held a ceremony April 10 to mark the reopening of the west wing of the second floor of Norris Hall. The 4,300-square-foot area has been converted into six new rooms and laboratories and also will house the new Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention.

Gunman Seung-Hui Cho killed 30 students and instructors in the building, then himself, on April 16, 2007. Earlier that day he killed 2 students in a dormitory.

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