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Headmaster of West Sussex school attended by mass murderer Elliot Rodger expresses shock at killings

The Argus: Headmaster of school attended by mass murderer expresses shock at killings Headmaster of school attended by mass murderer expresses shock at killings

The headmaster of a school attended by mass murderer Elliot Rodger has issued a statement expressing shock at the “Isla Vista” killings. 

Mr Rodger, a 22-year-old student, killed six people and injured thirteen more in the university town of Isla Vista, California, on May 23. He then killed himself with a gunshot to the head.

Until the age of five he lived in West Sussex, attending Dorset House School in Pulborough.

Richard Brown, headmaster, said: “Elliot Rodger attended Dorset House for just one year between 1995 and 1996 when he was aged four to five. He and his family then relocated to the US.

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of those involved with or affected by the recent tragic event in the US - in particular the families of the deceased and the seriously injured, as well as the family of Elliot Rodger.

“Dorset House is a small family prep school which cares for its children and we have all been shocked and saddened by the events which have taken place.”

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12:24pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Cave Johnson says...

Ok Argus this is not news. Stop desperately trying to put a local spin on it.
Ok Argus this is not news. Stop desperately trying to put a local spin on it. Cave Johnson
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12:38pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Caute3 says...

Oh dear... this is pretty desperate... talking about a school that someone went to at the age of 4 as if there is any causal connection between that and what happened nearly 20 years later. Yawn! Bit desperate for news are we Argus? You could always cover police corruption in Sussex - theres's plenty of it!
Oh dear... this is pretty desperate... talking about a school that someone went to at the age of 4 as if there is any causal connection between that and what happened nearly 20 years later. Yawn! Bit desperate for news are we Argus? You could always cover police corruption in Sussex - theres's plenty of it! Caute3
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12:52pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Quiterie says...

Caute3 wrote:
Oh dear... this is pretty desperate... talking about a school that someone went to at the age of 4 as if there is any causal connection between that and what happened nearly 20 years later. Yawn! Bit desperate for news are we Argus? You could always cover police corruption in Sussex - theres's plenty of it!
Hang on. Easy Tiger!

Elliot Rodger specifically mentioned this school in his online "manifesto" sent shortly before he carried out the killings. He outlined how he enjoyed an idyllic childhood in the English countryside, but felt rejected and alienated when he joined a Sussex prep school (Dorset House).

So it's completely appropriate for the Argus to cover this story (even if they could have done it a bit better than this).

I do agree with you about Police corruption though ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Caute3[/bold] wrote: Oh dear... this is pretty desperate... talking about a school that someone went to at the age of 4 as if there is any causal connection between that and what happened nearly 20 years later. Yawn! Bit desperate for news are we Argus? You could always cover police corruption in Sussex - theres's plenty of it![/p][/quote]Hang on. Easy Tiger! Elliot Rodger specifically mentioned this school in his online "manifesto" sent shortly before he carried out the killings. He outlined how he enjoyed an idyllic childhood in the English countryside, but felt rejected and alienated when he joined a Sussex prep school (Dorset House). So it's completely appropriate for the Argus to cover this story (even if they could have done it a bit better than this). I do agree with you about Police corruption though ;-) Quiterie
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7:48pm Tue 1 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

The headmaster wasn't even at the school when Rodger attended.
The headmaster wasn't even at the school when Rodger attended. stevo!!
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