Earlier today, the UCLA campus went on lockdown after an active shooter was reported near Engineering Building #4. The lockdown has been lifted, but students and faculty are left with more questions than answers about what happened and why. Now, more information has come to light that suggests that the shooting, which claimed the lives of an engineering professor and the shooter, a student who has not yet been named, may have occurred over bad grades.
According to CBS, the instructor involved was William Scott Klug, a professor who specialized in computational mechanics.
The shooting happened just before 10am. The shooter, allegedly a grad student who had a difficult relationsip with the professor, left a note and law enforcement are now reportedly confirming that the murder and consequent suicide was due to the student’s “despondence” over his grades.