Shooting Rampage at Virginia Tech University

On 16 April 2007, 33 people were killed and at least 26 injured by a killer on the Virginia Tech University campus.

Prior worst U.S. civilian shooting: 1991, 23 people killed and 20 wounded in a Luby's cafeteria in Killeen, Texas.

Prior worst college shooting: 1966, 16 people killed at the University of Texas at Austin.

Prior worst lower-school shooting: 1999, 13 people killed at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.

Exercises
  1. A total of _______ people were either killed or injured at Virginia Tech.

  2. _______% more people were killed at Virginia Tech than at the University of Texas during 1966.

  3. Virginia Tech has 25,000+ full-time students with a 16:1 student-faculty ratio; therefore, if a class has 50 students, then it should have _________ faculty members. [round answer to the nearest tenth of a faculty member]


Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 17 April 2007

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