Posted on | July 20, 2012 | 10 Comments
The suspected Colorado movie mass murderer was a loner and a medical school dropout who described himself last year as “quiet and easy-going” on a rental application.
James Holmes, 24, withdrew abruptly last month from the University of Colorado Medical School, spokeswoman Jacque Montgomery said Friday.
She did not know what prompted his decision just weeks before Holmes snapped, killing a dozen people and wounding at least 50 others.
The suspect, who came to Colorado from California, lived in a third-floor apartment in the Denver suburb of North Aurora — about four miles from the theater where the killings occurred.
Neighbors told the Denver Post that Holmes was a reclusive type who ignored other residents when they said hello.
“No one knew him,” one neighbor told the newspaper. “No one.”
When ABC’s George Stephanopoulos rushed to find a Tea Party connection to blame for this evil deed, perhaps he never stopped to think that the suspect might be a grad student who suffered a mental breakdown, perhaps because of stress or academic failure.
Therefore, let’s cast a shadow of suspicion on all quiet reclusive types — dangerous loners! — pursuing advanced degrees, because that makes as much sense as blaming the Tea Party.
Me? I blame The Higher Education Bubble.