EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS: UCSB Students Shocked, Outraged Over MassacrePosted: May 24, 2014
It came after six people were shot and killed and many others injured Friday night in the UC Santa Barbara college town of Isla Vista, where a 22-year-old man went on a drive-by shooting spree before ending his rampage with a fatal gunshot wound to the head, authorities say.
“As a student, this outrages me because IV is a place that many call home,” Hernandez told The College Fix about the roughly half-square mile coastal college town. “For someone to barge in, not only to intentionally kill but harm those that were simply trying to enjoy their night, is appalling.”
“This man, whoever he was, does not deserve to be talked about,” Hernandez added. “He’s a mass murderer and that’s all I have to say about him.”
Hernandez is one of the many UC Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara City College students who are shocked and angry in the wake of shooting massacre in their community.
In interviews with The College Fix on Saturday, students living within the college town situated just north of UC Santa Barbara said they are stunned, still trying to grapple with their strong emotions in the wake of the tragedy.
The alleged assailant is 22-year-old Santa Barbara City College student Elliot Rodger, who posted a YouTube video saying the motivation for his planned attack was that he was lonely, upset that women did not find him attractive. He promised to give them a “day of retribution.”
UC Santa Barbara freshman and sorority member Sierra Kalman said she can’t believe what took place.
“I am shocked and in disbelief that anyone would do this in our beloved community,” she said, adding, “our community is already coming together to mourn the losses of the victims.”
Students said they are saddened by the horrific incident, and it will take time to heal. There’s talk of vigils, and UCSB officials sent emails to parents and students Saturday letting them know counseling services are available…(read more)
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