Copyright 01.15.2011 By Chase Kyla Hunter
A comment made by Jared Loughner while videoptaping the surroundings on a recent stroll through the Pima County Community College campus sums up, perhaps, what was transpiring in his mind in the weeks and months leading up to the Arizona massacre:
“If the student is unable to locate the external universe, then the student is unable to locate the internal universe.”
“Dupnick also said Loughner came from a somewhat dysfunctional family. One neighbor said he got the impression something was wrong with the young man the first time he met him two months ago.
“I told my mother I thought he was a serial killer the first time I saw him,” neighbor Jason Johnson told ABC News.
One college professor of Loughner’s told ABC News the 22-year-old exhibited such bizarre behavior — from random outbursts in class to scribbling disturbing notes on quizzes and tests — that he feared for the other students’ lives.
“There was one outburst when he just yelled, ‘How can you deny math?'” Pima Community College mathematics professor Ben McGahee said. On a quiz, McGahee said Loughner wrote “Mayhem Fest” in large, bolded, capitol letters.”
Tags: Jared Lee Loughner, Arizona Massacre, Gabrielle Gifford shooter
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