I knew it would be something like this. He was a psychiatric patient who had recently gone off his medications and had started acting "erratic." I don't know any more than that, but it made me sad. I wonder if his parents tried to get him help. There IS no help...you can't force somebody to take medications and you can't lock somebody up, even if he's psychotic, unless he is currently a threat to others or himself, and he didn't show it until he started shooting the kids. He'd been a good student and graduate at that school, well-liked. He was going to another college, but came back to Northern Illinois..nobody knows why. This stuff is so SCARY. There has to be more options for treating adults who are mentally unstable. I feel sick, both for the kids at the college who are dead or, at best, emotionally devastated, but I also feel for the parents of this young man. Their hands were tied. Hey, they tie our hands by age fourteen when kids don't have to take medications or get treatment if they don't want to. I don't agree with it. I'm all for Civil Rights, but in my opinion we've given the mentally ill nowhere to go for help... Just a vent. I used to live 45 minutes from DeKalb, Illinois and my son went to college there for a while.