Virginia Tech Investigates "Cho" Graffiti

Racial slurs, graffiti found on walls, desk

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    Students, friends and family hold candles up during a candle light vigil marking the second anniversary of the April 16, 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech on the campus of the school in Blacksburg, Va., Thursday, April 16, 2009.

    Virginia Tech police have searched a student's apartment after racial slurs, swastikas and other threats -- including some referencing the man who went on a deadly shooting rampage -- were found on walls in university buildings.

    A search warrant affidavit filed Monday in Montgomery County Circuit Court said the vandalism began appearing Aug. 17.

    The graffiti was on bathroom walls in four buildings as well as the phrase "A Cho reborn, it will be avenged." That's apparently a reference to Seung-Hui Cho, who killed 32 people on campus as well as himself in 2007.

    The affidavit said threats to blow up Randolph Hall were left on a desk in that building.

    It said the vandalism began after an upset student left Cook Counseling Center on Aug. 12. The affidavit showed that the same student has classes in all the vandalized buildings except Engel Hall, according to the Roanoke Times.

    No charges have been filed, but police said the case remains under investigation.