UCF Student Planned a Mass Murder
James Seevakumaran, 30, who committed suicide in his dorm room early this morning, had planned an attack on the campus. He was soon to be evicted.
In a follow up to this morning’s report, police now suspect the undergrad at the University of Central Florida who was found dead in a dorm room, planned to do more than simply possess the handgun, assault rifle, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and four homemade bombs discovered with him.
“We think the fast response made him change his mind … and he took his own life,” Beary said. “I think, all things considered, we were very blessed here at the University of Central Florida.” Beary said writing found in his room indicated he was planning a “mass murder”.
Around 12:20 a.m. a fire alarm began sounding, and shortly after a 911 call was received from another dorm resident who said someone pointed a gun at him. He retreated into his room and locked himself in the bathroom.
Police theorize that Seevakumaran set the alarm himself to force students out of their rooms. “His timeline got off,” Beary said. “We think the rapid response of law enforcement may have changed his ability to think quickly on his feet.”
Jasmine Derrick, 19, a freshman from Atlanta, was studying for an exam in a lounge outside of the dorm, when police rushed in and she was told to evacuate.
“There were police everywhere, students out there half-dressed, no shoes, in the cold,” Derrick said. A few hours later, by searching social media and watching the UCF website, she learned the details of what happened.
Columnist-The Guardian Express