Aurora Shooting Victims Upset University of Colo. Didn't Act on James Holmes' Psychiatrist's Concerns

Share
Copy
Jared Loughner, who shot Rep. Gabby Giffords and 18 others in an Arizona parking lot, was a Pima Community College student. Loughner had several run-ins with faculty members and students. Campus officials even told him to get a mental health evaluation or not return.

Seung-Hui Cho, the student who massacred 32 people and wounded 25 others in a shooting at Virginia Tech, was also known to university authorities. Before Cho attacked the campus, multiple people reported his disturbing behavior to officials. The university has since settled several lawsuits with the victims' families.

Now, in Colorado, another set of young victims and families are left to pick up the pieces. Young said that all she thinks about is how much she misses her boyfriend, Blunk, and is having trouble understanding how the man charged with killing him was able to go so far.

"Even if it wasn't about [Holmes] being the university's problem, they should be involved because, you know, he was the entire city of Aurora's problem and now it's the world's problem," Young said.

She expressed hope that other colleges and universities around the nation will learn from her loss and take fast action when hearing about a troubled student in the future.

Page
  • 1
  • |
  • 2
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...