A student at another state school, the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, this troubled young man had gone off his medication. He grew up in that college town, was one of what we would have called, the Champaign "townies."
The campus police today said that he was a top-notch student, not a disturbed student. No one could have seen this coming. He gave no prior warnings.
The details will role in, and again, we'll be glued to the the television, captivated by senseless violence. Well, I will.
The university police said that there was nothing they could have done to prevent this from happening. He had been a student previously in Dekalb with no obvious problems. And even in Champaign, he gave no warning, no cry for help.
I just want to say that in Israel, one does not enter a university or other public building, not even a large grocery store, without passing through metal detectors. Most guns are made out of metal, you see.
So when they say,
There's nothing we could have done to prevent this. We had no warning.They're wrong. And short-sighted.