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As police try to find a motive behind the shooting at an Oakland, California college on Monday that left seven dead, new details about the suspected killer reveal that he had been expelled from the institute after being oppressed by fellow students.

One L. Goh, a 43-year-old former student at Oakland’s Oikos University, tells authorities that he had been “mistreated” and “disrespected” by students at the nursing college before eventually being expelled last year. Speaking of the incident in the aftermath, the head of the Oakland Police Department also alleges that anger with the school’s administration may have played a part in the massacre. Additionally, Goh was heavily in debt and had recently lost several family members, including a brother that was killed while engaged in special forces training with the US military.

"We've learned that the suspect was upset with the administration at the school. He was also upset that students in the past, when he attended the school, mistreated him, disrespected him and things of that nature," Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan says. "He was having some behavioral problems at the school and was asked to leave several months ago.”

Those problems pinnacled on Monday when Goh allegedly opened fire within the wall of Oikos, a school that focuses on instruction in Asian medicine, Christianity and nursing. And as those frustrations came to a head, witnesses say the former student went into the university with week with the intent to kill.

"This was a calculated, cold-blooded execution in the classroom," one witness tells the Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The onlooker adds that Goh allegedly instructed students, "Get in line and I'm going to kill you all."

"We've learned that this was a very chaotic, calculated and determined gentleman that came there with a very specific intent to kill people, and that's what his motive was and that's what he carried out," Police Chief Jordan.

Immediately after Goh opened fire, authorities believe he fled in a victim’s car to a nearby Safeway supermarket. It was there that he allegedly turned himself into a security guard without incident, who in turn alerted police.

"There was no fight. He was just wearing a beanie,” Safeway shopper Lisa Resler.

By late Monday, Goh was in the custody of authorities but charges had yet to be filed. The Oakland Tribune reports that Goh is expected to be arraigned on Wednesday and in the meantime has been cooperative with law enforcement, says Chief Jordan, who adds that their suspect “hasn’t been particularly remorseful.” Through interrogating the suspect, though, law enforcement was able to obtain leads in what was perhaps the motive behind the killing.

While attending Oikos, students "were not treating him respectfully," Chief Jordan tells reporters. The officer adds that through questioning Goh, they have learned that he was upset with several classmates and one female administration in particular.

By Tuesday, the death toll in the massacre had reached seven students, with three more seriously wounded. "We don't believe that any of the victims were the ones that teased him,” Jordan adds.

In addition to distrust with the school’s administration and its students, authorities add that Goh was heavily in debt. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that his federal tax liens totaled more than $23,000 recently and he had also been previously evicted from an apartment in Hayes, Virginia, where he was also behind in his rent. Furthermore, Goh had recently lost two family members as of late, including one at the hands of the US military. His brother, U.S. Army Sgt. Su Wan Ko, died in a car crash last year while engaged in a special forces training mission. Some say this is karma. Others say, killing just runs in the family.

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Post time 2012-4-4 11:15:23 |Display all floors
this was at a christian college. goh was a christian. is christianity a religion of peace? i dont think so. is this how christians release their anger?

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Post time 2012-4-4 11:32:57 |Display all floors
vanwilder Post time: 2012-4-3 19:15
this was at a christian college. goh was a christian. is christianity a religion of peace? i dont th ...

That's an example of how they release their anger and frustration on a small scale.
On a much larger scale they assuage their greed and thirst for power by going to war and trying
to conquer nations they perceive  as weaker. They used to be a lot more successful at this in the past
but in the last 100 years or so they've stumbled a lot. We can all be grateful for that.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Post time 2012-4-4 18:56:08 |Display all floors
i don't buy it people are people if it where another thread wild child would be blaming the violence on the genetics of the anglo, but lets run with it and call it self defence  or an asians last resort or better yet justifiable homicide?right was he not brain washed by cristians  better any one of or all  than to move your tiny mind  inside that thick skull so you can pull it out of your posterior , and admit it . just say it. you can do it . it 's not a racial thing it 's a personal thing .this guy went wackadoo . and he is asian .i dont care that he is asian . but something tells me you do. go ahead and prove me wrong say it
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Post time 2012-4-4 19:04:12 |Display all floors
scrotymcbugerba Post time: 2012-4-4 18:56
i don't buy it people are people if it where another thread wild child would be blaming the violence ...

I'm with you on this.

I don't think religion or race is to blame in this incident.

The fact is we have people from every race and background who have done this sort of thing.  All the high-school shootings, colleges, and the classic 'going postal' in the workplace.

Seems we have created a culture where people think it's a good idea to just start opening fire and killing people when they find they can't handle the pressure of life anymore.

That is what we need to look at.

  
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Post time 2012-4-4 19:13:55 |Display all floors
vanwilder Post time: 2012-4-4 11:15
this was at a christian college. goh was a christian. is christianity a religion of peace? i dont th ...

That may not mean anything at all.  Doesn't look like the college was teaching religious studies.

I went to a private university.  It was founded by a swedenborgian church and I'm thinking they still get funds from the church?  

Anyways, I was not indoctrinated in christian beliefs in this school.  I still don't even know what the swedenborgians are all about.  Nor do I care.  My education was totally independent of christian teaching.

It's more than likely that christian church's are helping to fund this college and the purpose is to help immigrants get an education and career started here.  Nothing wrong with that.
  
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Post time 2012-4-4 19:33:27 |Display all floors
it is peer pressure also if it can be called that .or that because he IS different he WAS treated  different. but that's not right either he was PERCEIVED to be different. the division happened along time ago but also i think that it happened yesterday and it is still happening .
you can't say or think that we are not connected like they made him feel because he felt separate . so he was separate from them ,  and that is an illusion and his delusion  but their fates are intertwined. all of them. first it was their delusion that they were separate and they made him believe it .
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