View Full Version : Jared Loughner Radically Changed Before Alleged Shooting, Friend Says..VIDEO

01-09-2011, 04:37 PM
Exclusive: Jared Loughner Radically Changed Before Alleged Shooting, Friend Says..VIDEO

A longtime friend of Jared Lee Loughner, the suspect in custody following the murder of six people in an apparent assassination attempt on Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, said there was a mysterious, significant change in him a year before the shooting.
When he was suspended from Pima Community College, the school sent a letter to Loughner's parents stating that if Loughner wished to return to the school, he would have to "obtain a mental health clearance indicating, in the opinion of a mental health professional, his presence at the College does not present a danger to himself or others," the school said in a statement.

The school said Loughner had as many as five run-ins with campus police for "classroom and library disruptions," and was suspended after college police discovered a YouTube video apparently created by Loughner in which he claimed the college is "illegal." Rather than return to school, Loughner dropped out, the statement said.


01-09-2011, 05:56 PM
Arizona Suspect’s Recent Acts Offer Hints of Alienation

That behavior, along with a disturbing video, prompted school administrators to call in Mr. Loughner’s parents and tell them that their son had been suspended and would have to get a mental health evaluation to return to college. Instead, he dropped out in October, a spokesman for the college said.

The evidence and reports about Mr. Loughner’s unusual conduct suggest an increasing alienation from society, confusion, anger as well as foreboding that his life could soon come to an end.

Don Coorough, 58, who sat two desks in front of Mr. Loughner in a poetry class last semester, described him as a “troubled young man” and “emotionally underdeveloped.” After another student read a poem about getting an abortion, Mr. Loughner compared the young woman to a “terrorist for killing the baby.”

“No one in that class would even sit next to him,” Mr. Coorough said. Another fellow student said that he found Mr. Loughner’s behavior so eccentric — including inappropriate remarks and unusual outbursts — that he wondered if he might be on hallucinogens. Mr. Loughner grew up in Tucson and was an unremarkable student at Mountain View High School, classmates said.


01-09-2011, 08:24 PM
Sooooo, this isn't a complete surprise that this kid went off the deep end. Yeah, that's Sarah Palin's fault. :rolleyes: Seems as though the parents bear some responsibility here.

01-09-2011, 10:10 PM
Parents were warned about their kids behavior...However he is an adult and they aren't really responsible for him unless he is living in their house.

01-10-2011, 11:16 AM
The onset of Schizophrenia in most cases occurs in late adolescence or early adulthood.

01-10-2011, 11:29 AM
The onset of Schizophrenia in most cases occurs in late adolescence or early adulthood.

Has the Lancet published any articles linking schizophrenia to conservative politics yet?