UCF Around The Web (03/20/2013 Morning)

March 20, 2013 in Around The Web

E-Z Photo Scan Partners with University of Central Florida Making 'History
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
Rosalind J. Beiler, Ph.D, Director of Public History at UCF, says that after the Seminole County school board struggled with the museum and its growing financial burden, UCF took over the building in July under a two-year lease. UCF has made long-range

Local 10

Roommate in UCF plot talks about gunman
Local 10
Orlando police have released video from inside the dorm room of the former University of Central Florida student who they say was planning an attack on the school. James Seevakumaran killed himself before he carried out the attack, after his roommate

fox6now.com

UCF attack plotter checked off to-do list except for last item
fox6now.com
?All indications are, just like the rest of his life, he was alone,? UCF police Chief Richard Beary said Tuesday. After just more than a day of investigating, authorities have been able to piece together much of what happened. They have seen surveillance video

UCF attack plotter had 'Give them hell' on to-do list
Bayoubuzz (subscription)
Roommate: He 'had a cold, hard stare' UCF attack plotter had 'Give them hell' on to-do list Campus attack foiled? UCF attack plotter had 'Give them hell' on to-do list. Read more http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/edition_us/~3/DV-8NgFzX0s/index.html · Tweet

UCF Plotter's Roommate Calm But Urgent In 911 Call
WRIC
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The former student behind an aborted attack plot at a Florida university was working off a checklist that included plans to get drunk, pull a fire alarm and then "give them hell," authorities said Tuesday. James Oliver Seevakumaran was

Roommate of armed loner says he dodged barrel of gun
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
University of Central Florida police have identified Seevakumaran as the student that killed himself in a dorm at UCF in Orlando, Fla., early Monday March 18, 2013. Seevakumara was found with several fire arms and a homemade device in a backpack.

Daily Mail

Cops believe Seevakumaran pulled the fire alarm to get his fellow students out
Daily Mail
At a press conference on Monday evening, UCF Police Chief Richard Beary said that Babakhani's call, combined with the quick response time of UCF officers, 'may have changed [Seevakumaran's] ability to think quickly on his feet.' Pulling the fire alarm was

UCF plotter's roommate calm but urgent in 911 call
GoErie.com
UCF plotter's roommate calm but urgent in 911 call. By KYLE HIGHTOWER and MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press. Advertisement. The former student behind an aborted attack plot at a Florida university was working off a checklist that included plans to get

UCF Emergency Management to Host Program on Safety, Community
KnightNews.com
A new campaign by KNIGHTSHARE, or Knights Helping Advocate Resiliency in Emergencies, has been designed to help the UCF community prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies, UCF said. The UCF Office of Emergency Management will

UCF Emergency Management to Host Program on Safety, Community Preparedness
knightnews.com 
A new campaign by KNIGHTSHARE, or Knights Helping Advocate Resiliency in Emergencies, has been designed to help the UCF community prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies, UCF said. The UCF Office of Emergency Management will host an Expo on March 25 – March 29, 2013 to alert the …

UCF alert system draws criticism after threat
Florida Today
Dramatic 1st person video shows UCF police clear d…: UCF police released shoulder-mounted footage from an officer who was part of the team clearing Tower I's dorms at UCF's Orlando campus. A man committed suicide on campus before carrying out his

Quick action helped Florida university avert gun massacre
Alaska Dispatch
While incidents like the one at UCF ? particularly in the context of other recent shootings ? can lead to talk of an epidemic, it's also important to keep the threat level in perspective, says Jack Levin, a criminology professor at Northeastern University who has

UCF attack plotter wanted to 'give them hell'
Wink News
UCF attack plotter wanted to 'give them hell'. Story Created: Mar 19, 2013 at 11:30 PM America/New_York. ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say the student behind a foiled attack plot at a Florida university was working off a checklist that included plans to get

UCF student from NE Florida lived right next door to would-be killer
ActionNewsJax.com
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ? It was like any other Monday morning, except this week when Don Halleck looked up at the TV at the gym he saw not just his son's school, the University of Central Florida, but his dorm, Tower 1, splashed all over the news.

UCF SGA Debate: Candidates Speak on Campus Safety, Avoided Massacre
knightnews.com 
UCF Student Government candidates took to this stage Tuesday night to face off in an SGA hosted presidential debate, answering queations about their plans for office as well as the shocking events that took place early Monday morning. “I think the first thing to say is that we are grateful for…

UCF plotter's roommate calm but urgent in 911 call
San Jose Mercury News
UCF plotter's roommate calm but urgent in 911 call. By KYLE HIGHTOWER and MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated PressAssociated Press. Posted: 03/19/2013 01:30:12 AM PDT. March 19, 2013 11:4 PM GMTUpdated: 03/19/2013 04:04:04 PM PDT. ORLANDO

Examiner.com

Roommate's quick reaction helps avert tragedy at University of Central Florida
Examiner.com
roommate at University of Central Florida was just a quiet loner until James Oliver Seevakumaran aimed a gun at him Monday in what was intended to be the beginning of a yet another school massacre, according to a report in today's UCF's Knightley News

In a split second, roommate of UCF gunman dodged barrel of a gun
Orlando Sentinel
UCF sophomore Arabo Babakhani was playing guitar in his room when he heard the fire alarm. Someone must have left something burning on the stove, thought Babakhani, known as "BK" to his friends. But it wasn't smoke that BK saw at 12:20 a.m. Monday

Christian Science Monitor

Quick action helped UCF avert gun massacre. But it was close.
Christian Science Monitor
?It could have been a very bad day for everybody here,? UCF Police Chief Richard Beary said in a statement Tuesday. ?All things considered, I think we were very blessed here at the University of Central Florida." The near miss, however, still crystallizes many

Local 6 interviews roommate of ex-student planning attack
WKMG Orlando
The roommate who called authorities for help after a former University of Central Florida student pulled a gun on him as the student attempted to follow through with a plan to attack the campus spoke to Local 6 on Tuesday, a day after the gunman shot and

Palm Beach Post (blog)

Should Florida college student be allowed to have a gun on campus in her car?
Palm Beach Post (blog)
On Tuesday, one day after a University of Central Florida student apparently was thwarted in his attempt to kill UCF students, attorneys for a University of North Florida student argued before the 1st District Court of Appeal that she should be allowed to keep a

ABC News

UCF Gunman's To-Do List Ended With 'Give 'Em Hell'
ABC News
The University of Central Florida student who planned to massacre his fellow students had ordered more than $700 worth of weapons online, including two packages of ammunition, gun shooting DVDs, and accessories for his weapons that arrived on campus

UCF plotter's roommate calm but urgent in 911 call
Seattle Post Intelligencer
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) ? The former student behind an aborted attack plot at a Florida university was working off a checklist that included plans to get drunk, pull a fire alarm and then "give them hell," authorities said Tuesday. James Oliver Seevakumaran was

New College students on guard after UCF foiled plot
WWSB ABC 7
SARASOTA – The foiled attack at UCF is once again highlighting the need for student safety. Here on the Suncoast, local colleges aren't taking any chances and the students themselves are at the root of that prevention. "Every time you hear about something

UCF roommate talks with WDBO about gunman
WDBO Radio
We're hearing from the UCF student who called 911, helping to avert what could have been one of the deadliest school shootings in history. Arabo "BK" Babakhani talked with WDBO about the near massacre he helped prevent Sunday night and the fear he

UCF, Police Provide Update on Planned Attack at UCF | Listen to 911 Audio
knightnews.com 
UCF officials held a press conference Tuesday afternoon updating the public about the planned attack at the UCF campus and releasing a video of police entering the dorm room early Monday morning–only to find the lifeless body of James Seevakumaran, the man believed to have been planning a larg…

Baseball. Wednesday Matinee at Jacksonville On Tap for Baseball
UCFAthletics.com 

Prior to kicking off its final slate of Conference USA games, the UCF baseball team will head to Jacksonville Wednesday for a noon matchup with the Dolphins (6-14) at John Sessions Stadium. The Knights (14-8) currently lead the season series, 2-1…

Football. Catching Up with the McCrays as Week Two Begins
UCFAthletics.com 

Temperatures rose a little bit Tuesday morning when the UCF football team opened week two of spring camp…

UCF attack plotter wanted to 'give them hell'
Marin Independent Journal
ORLANDO, Fla.?The student behind a foiled attack plot at a Florida university was working off a checklist that included plans to get drunk, pull a fire alarm and then "give them hell," authorities said Tuesday. James Oliver Seevakumaran was crossing items off

Log of 911 call released in UCF death
Orlando Sentinel
Because authorities were responding to the fire alarm just after midnight when the 911 call came in, UCF police were already en route. By the time they got on scene, they knew there was a man with a gun and responded appropriately, Beary said. But by the

Softball. UCF Softball to Host Wednesday Doubleheader Against Monmouth
UCFAthletics.com 

The UCF softball team kicks off a five-game homestand this week as it returns to action for a Wednesday doubleheader against Monmouth, N.J. beginning at 4 p.m. at the UCF Softball Complex…


CBS News

Watch: Police raid would-be gunman's college dorm
CBS News
UCF roommate speaks out about gunman who plotted attack · Police: Fla. college drop-out found dead had planned campus attack. After using a key to get into the dorm room, police officers come across Seevakumaran's body. Police also found guns,

WKMG Orlando

UCF releases video of response to campus attack
WKMG Orlando
Authorities also said on Tuesday they discovered Seevakumaran had two packages delivered on March 12 in the UCF mailroom, containing a weapon-related materials, such as clips, a Blackhawk tactical sling and training DVD on proper shooting and use of

W. Soccer. Cromwell Serves as Advocate for Soccer in Costa Rica
UCFAthletics.com 

UCF women’s soccer head coach Amanda Cromwell recently traveled to Costa Rica as an advocate for soccer in affiliation with the Sports United U.S. Sports Envoy Program…

Former university student found dead in dorm planned larger attack
myfox8.com
?While the crime scene processing was under way in that room, we found some notes and some writings that indicated that this was a planned attack,? UCF Police Chief Richard Beary told reporters. He said Seevakumaran's plan appeared to be set in motion

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