Student kills him in front of Professor at my school yesterday

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  1. TimTurner profile image72
    TimTurnerposted 9 years ago

    Wow....I didn't even know about this until right now: … g1027.html

    A grad student at Arizona State pulled out a gun and shot himself in his professor's office while in a meeting.

    Holy cow.

    1. profile image0
      Revive@OwnRiskposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      incredibly sad, and actually unfair to survivors. It seems that such people are hell-bent on making other people suffer because they suffer. But yeah, get on the list. Be aware.

      1. TimTurner profile image72
        TimTurnerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, committing suicide in general is a selfish act.  You're family and friends are left wondering why and some even cannot function after the incident.

        Then, when you do it in front of others, you permanently scar those people for life.  I can't imagine the dreams and nightmares these people must go through the rest of their lives.

  2. TimTurner profile image72
    TimTurnerposted 9 years ago

    The title was supposed to say "himself" not "him."

  3. dejajolie profile image59
    dejajolieposted 9 years ago

    Not to undermine the above story, but you live in Az. I have been obssessed with Az although I've never been...planning a trip next year, I can't wait.

  4. Jeffrey Neal profile image81
    Jeffrey Nealposted 9 years ago

    That's seriously messed up. 

    Found a little more on it:

    You ought to get on their emergency notification system.

    1. TimTurner profile image72
      TimTurnerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Man, I do.  ASU sent out a warning that there was a gunman on top of our parking garage a few weeks ago and shutdown campus for 2 hours.

      I found out about it online and not by phone.

      They never found the "gunman."

      I'll register now lol

  5. Ivorwen profile image70
    Ivorwenposted 9 years ago

    What is with people wanting to shoot themselves in front of others?  An acquaintance shot himself in front of his boss.

    1. TimTurner profile image72
      TimTurnerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I wonder if it's to "get back" at them.

      I wonder if this grad student got a bad grade or bad review/recommendation of some sort.  Obviously, you don't go into a meeting with your professor with a gun because the relationship is great.

      Just weird how someone who is obviously smart (about to graduate from grad school) could deteriorate so low mentally.

  6. Flightkeeper profile image70
    Flightkeeperposted 9 years ago

    What is going in in your school Tim?  Between the religious group skirmishes and gun-wielding grad students, it sounds very unstable.

    1. TimTurner profile image72
      TimTurnerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Haha....there are over 60,000 students plus Tempe and the Phoenix area is the 5th largest in population in the U.S.

      We have all kinds here I guess sad

  7. Lisa HW profile image64
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago

    Needless to say, that's pretty disturbing.  I once wrote a newspaper thing on teen suicide (and I know this is somewhat different than the "run-of-the-mill" - for lack of a better phrase - suicide).  The experts I interviewed said that so often someone is depressed/unhappy and then they use alcohol and/or drugs, which eliminate inhibitions that would otherwise stopped them from killing themselves.  I'm guessing something similar could happen if someone has mental problems more serious than depression.

  8. sooner than later profile image61
    sooner than laterposted 9 years ago

    I do hate to hear about that. At least he did not take the gun to anyone else.

  9. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 9 years ago

    creepy creepy and sad. I can't believe how ppl can be so selfish like that and try and hurt those around them...even if it was by commiting suicide.

  10. edguider profile image65
    edguiderposted 9 years ago

    Wow thats terrible and sad at the same time. What drives these people to do this?

  11. TimTurner profile image72
    TimTurnerposted 9 years ago

    Today in our school paper, they released more info.

    They said the student walked into the professor's office, both exchanged a greeting, and the student just took out a gun and shot himself.

    It was quick like that.  No arguing or anything.  Basically, "hell" and "bang."

    Very odd from someone about to graduate grad school.

    1. Jeffrey Neal profile image81
      Jeffrey Nealposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      The story I read said he was 59, I believe.  Maybe the economy and poor prospect of employment became too much?  I know this has been happening a lot, maybe not as dramatic as this, but some people are getting desperate and hopeless and aren't of strong enough mind to cope.


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