What Caused Him To Snap?
None may ever know!
But according to this report-Chicago Tribune he doesn't fit the profile most would expect.
"NIU noted gunman's scholarship" is the subject title, this kid seemed to be heading in a very good direction.
Just two years ago, Northern Illinois University honored the man identified as the shooter in Thursday's attacks with a dean's award for his sociology work.
The gunman had established himself as an authority on prison systems, having co-authored a manuscript on self-injury in prison and the role of religion in the formation of early prisons in the United States. Both papers were written under the guidance of Jim Thomas, a professor emeritus at NIU and a nationally renowned criminal-justice expert.
Who apparently took his subject interests very serious!
The gunman also served as vice president of the Academic Criminal Justice Association chapter at NIU.
The student group aims to educate the DeKalb community "about and promote knowledge and understanding of all areas of the criminal justice system, especially corrections and juvenile justice," according to its Web site.
Could frustrations, or other negative feelings, from his work somehow invade his mind, that he took such a tragic and destructive direction, wanting to die but not being satisfied in going alone or unnoticed?
They just Updated the Tribune Report as I write this:
Update: A seventh person has died in the shooting, according to DeKalb County Coroner Dennis J. Miller. In addition, he released the identities of four of the victims: Daniel Parmenter, 20, of Westchester; Catalina Garcia, 20, of Cicero; Ryanne Mace, 19, of Carpentersville; and Julianna Gehant, 32, of Meridan.
Taking six Innocent people with him and tramatizing untold numbers of others!
Peters said the gunman had no police record.
No police record, just a normal everyday person, those we know, meet, see.............., nothing unussual!
Will we ever know, Probably not!!!
How extremely Sad!
Could this Society be breaking down completely, self destructing from the inside?