BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- The man who opened fire at Virginia Tech, killing 32 people, had come to the attention of police before, but nothing came of the encounters.
Virginia Tech police chief Wendell Flinchum says Cho Seung-Hui had been accused of stalking two female students in 2005. He had worried one woman enough with his calls and e-mail that police were called in. The woman declined to press charges and Cho was referred to the university disciplinary system.
Neither of the two stalking victims was among Monday's shooting victims.
The police chief says that same year, the department received a call from an acquaintance of Cho's, who was concerned that he might be suicidal. Cho was taken to a mental health facility.
Flinchum says he knew of no other police incidents involving Cho until the deadly shootings Monday.
Police searched Cho's dorm room yesterday and seized items include a folding knife, two computers, a hard drive and other computer disks.
Fellow students worried that Cho could be a shooter someday
There were many warning signs that Virginia Tech senior Cho Seung-Hui was a very troubled man.
As an English major, his writings were violent and twisted. He was a loner who wrote a question mark instead of his name on a class sign-in sheet.
A former classmate says the screenplays Cho wrote for a class they took together were like "something out of a nightmare." Ian MacFarlane says he and other students were seriously worried about whether Cho "could be a school shooter."
Cho has been identified as the person responsible for the deadliest school shooting in U-S history.
He and his family emigrated from South Korea in 1992, and he was a legal, permanent resident.
Virginia Governor Tim Kaine says he'll appoint a panel to review the university's handling of the situation. But Kaine warns against making snap judgments and says he has "nothing but loathing" for those who would use the tragedy for political gain.