A South Korean-born student expelled from Oikos University and upset about being teased over his poor English skills opened fire at the university late Monday,going from room to room in a rampage that left six students and a secretary dead,police said Tuesday.
One L. Goh,43,forced the secretary into a classroom at in Oakland,told people to line up and,when some didnt cooperate,began shooting,police Chief Howard Jordan said. Goh was expelled in January for behavioural problems,the chief said. He appeared to have been planning the attack for several weeks.
Goh was upset with administrators and several students at the college,which an official said was founded to help immigrants,especially Koreans, adjust to a new country.
They disrespected him,laughed at him, Jordan said. They made fun of his lack of English speaking skills. It made him feel isolated compared to the other students.
Jordan said Goh tried to find a female administrator Monday and began shooting when he learned she wasnt there. The age of the victims ranged from 21 to 40. Police were still looking for the gun used.
Goh has no criminal history,but he has debts and minor traffic citations in Virginia. His brother,a soldier on active duty,was killed in a car crash last year in Virginia,according to Stars and Stripes newspaper.