Blacksburg, VA (WVLT) - We are learning just how troubled the shooter was before Monday's massacre.
Wednesday night, native Knoxvillian, Virginia Tech professor and poet Nikki Giovanni spoke at a university in Peoria, Illinois, regarding her former student and just how frightened she was.
Enough so to have him removed from her creative writing class.
"I wanted him out of my class and I got him out of my class cause I was gonna resign before I tried to teach him anymore. And I said that and I was serious. I don't like people that try to intimidate and bully me. I don't wanna be bullied, and I'm not gonna let some student bully me."
Giovanni says Cho's in-class behavior prompted dozens of other students not to attend her lectures.
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