Virginia Tech marking 10 years after shooting that killed 32

FILE - In this April 28, 2007 file photo, a memorial board sits under a tent with items that were placed in front of it, on the Drillfield on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Va. Ten years after a mentally ill student fatally shot 32 people at Virginia Tech, survivors and families of the slain are returning to campus to honor the lives that were lost that day. Virginia Tech is holding a series of events Sunday, April 16, 2017 to mark the anniversary of the deadly campus shooting on April 16, 2007. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Ten years after a mentally ill student fatally shot 32 people at Virginia Tech, survivors and families of the slain are returning to campus to honor the lives that were lost that day.

Virginia Tech is holding a series of events Sunday to mark the anniversary of the deadly campus shooting on April 16, 2007.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine are among the 10,000 to 20,000 people expected at the Blacksburg campus for the solemn occasion.

Sunday’s events include a wreath-laying ceremony at 9:43 a.m., when Seung-Hui Cho’s rampage in Norris Hall began. It will be followed by a commemoration event featuring remarks from Kaine and a reading of the names and biographies of the 32 slain students and faculty members.

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