Statement on the UCLA shooting of 6/1/16 Jun 1, 2016 22:27:56 GMT -8
Post by SurferGirl on Jun 1, 2016 22:27:56 GMT -8
June 1, 2016 -
I speak for this forum as its president when I say I am saddened at the shooting today at the Engineering School at UCLA.
I have just finished my second year as a medical student at UCLA and I feel fortunate that I am on summer break and was not on campus when this shooting occurred. I do have summer labs, but neither of those take place on a Wednesday.
The shooting was a murder-suicide between a professor student. Professor William S. Klug (pictured above), who was an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. He studied the interaction between mechanics and biology. He was 39 years old.
“I am absolutely devastated,” said Alan Garfinkel, a professor of integrative biology and physiology who worked with Klug to develop a computer generated virtual heart. “You cannot ask for a nicer, gentler, sweeter and more supportive guy than William Klug.”
As is the policy of this site, the shooter will not be identified, as we do not seek to promote their act(s). Authorities have confirmed that he was a student, and the second fatality in this event.
I have never met Professor Klug, though my prayers and thoughts, and I believe the prayers and thoughts of our staff and members, are with his family and friends at this tragic time.
This blog From Behind Enemy Lines, will appear periodically on SCtoC. Three entries of this blog appeared on the now-defunct Blazers Blogger Network. Julianne is a native of Oxnard, California and the President of this forum. Follow her on twitter at Julianne412.
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