James Holmes: Timeline of CU e-mails in twelve hours after shooting shows confusion, fear
At 9:56 a.m., CU spokeswoman Jacque Montgomery sent out a short statement confirming that Holmes had been a student there. The e-mail included a photo of him.
Here's the photo.
A few minutes later, Roberta Aberle, whose LinkedIn profile lists her profession as a senior analytical consultant for the University of Colorado, sent an e-mail to a colleague with this message: "Don't know him, but wouldn't want to if this is valid information."
That colleague, Elizabeth Luzier, a nurse and research assistant for the anesthesiology department at CU's medical school, replied with a realization of her own: "He could have done this on campus instead of the movies."
Just after 10 a.m., rumors were already circulating among CU staff that Holmes had failed his preliminary exams in June, which prosecutors have said is true and may have contributed to what happened next.
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