UCLA was put under lockdown from approximately 10 am until shortly after noon due to a shooting, which resulted in two deaths and has been ruled by the authorities as a murder-suicide. While an investigation by LAPD’s homicide division is pending, it has been confirmed that one of the diseased is UCLA Professor William Klug. While the name of the shooter has not been released, the shooting may have occurred over a failing grade.
(UPDATE EDIT: We now know that the shooter was Mainak Sarkar, a former graduate student who is also accused of killing his wife, Ashley Hasti. A kill list has been discovered including Hasti, Klug and another UCLA Professor whose name has not been released. Sarkar is reported to have killed Klug over a dispute about intellectual property- as opposed to a failing grade. Sarkar described Klug as sick and dangerous in his writings. While the investigation continues, LAPD Chief Beck says that there is "no good reason" for a situation like this.)
Professor Klug, a professor of aerospace and engineering at UCLA, and father of two, was shot in Boelter Hall on June 1, 2016. Students have expressed shock at the educator’s death citing that he was both kind and attentive to student needs. While many professors at UCLA have their own research to worry about, reports say that Klug went above and beyond to see his students succeed.
The shooter killed Klug at approximately 10 am, prompting a campus lockdown and swift police action. Now, students are saying that the murder was personal and that the killer was a student who had been unhappy with a failing grade. While the story has not yet been confirmed by the authorities, it is known that ULCA students were preparing for finals, with some finals being taken this week and next week being the official finals week.
Published by Irina Yakubin