Teased stu­dent shoots seven

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AN ex­pelled Korean stu­dent shot dead seven peo­ple at a Cal­i­for­nian univer­sity af­ter be­ing teased over his poor English skills.

One L Goh opened fire at ran­dom tar­gets when he found his in­tended vic­tim, a woman ad­min­is­tra­tor, was not in the build­ing, po­lice said.

He first asked peo­ple to line up, Oak­land Po­lice Chief Howard Jor­dan said.

“Not ev­ery­one was co-op­er­a­tive, and that’s when he be­gan shoot­ing.” Mr Jor­dan said. The dead in­cluded six stu­dents and a sec­re­tary.

The 43-year-old had been ex­pelled from Oikos Univer­sity, pos­si­bly for be­havioural prob­lems, and was up­set with school ad­min­is­tra­tors and with sev­eral stu­dents be­cause of the way he had been treated when en­rolled two months ago.

“They dis­re­spected him, laughed at him. They made fun of his lack of English speak­ing skills. It made him feel iso­lated com­pared to the other stu­dents,” Mr Jor­dan said.

Five peo­ple died at the scene and an­other two on hospi­tal. Three wounded vic­tims were in sta­ble con­di­tion, and at least one per­son had been re­leased from the hospi­tal.

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