According to University Police, during a discussion of Monday’s events at V.T., the student made comments about “understanding how someone could kill 32 people.” Several witnesses told investigators the student said he was “angry about all kinds of things from the fluorescent light bulbs to the unpainted walls, and it made him angry enough to kill people.”
The student was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of interfering with staff, faculty or students of an education institution. He has a court appearance on Wednesday afternoon. The student’s father complained that his son’s comments were misinterpreted and that his free speech rights may have been violated.
In this case, it appears that the fashion amongst college students of ‘understanding’ everyone can go too far. You must remain considerate of everyone around you.