James Holmes: Timeline of CU e-mails in twelve hours after shooting shows confusion, fear
How did faculty and staff at the University of Colorado, where accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes was a neuroscience student, react the morning of July 20? We've put together a timeline of e-mails culled from the 3,800 released this week by CU. The e-mails, which you can read below, are from the first twelve hours after Holmes allegedly opened fire at a sold-out midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises, killing twelve people.
CU released e-mails containing the name "James Holmes" on Wednesday in response to requests from several media outlets.
At 6:41 a.m. on July 20, Sergeant Jason Mollendor of the police department at Auraria Campus, where part of the University of Colorado-Denver is located, asked staff to check their student records for a James Holmes.
Six minutes later, Angie Ribera, the director of the neuroscience program, sent an e-mail to program administrator Cammie Kennedy, wondering if it was the Holmes they knew.
An hour later, Ribera had her confirmation.
Ribera soon expressed concern for the safety of CU students who knew him.
By 8:30 a.m., the media had figured out he was a CU student.
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