Postings referencing school violence in the Northwest appeared on the message board 4chan a day before Thursday’s mass killings that left as many as 13 dead and many more injured at an Oregon community college.
One anonymous message addressed to “fellow robots” hoped readers would have “an enjoyable Elliot Rodger day”—a reference to the shooter who killed six near a Santa Barbara university last year. Another message read, “Don’t go to school tomorrow if you are in the northwest.”
The shootings began around 10:30am PT Thursday at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, police said. The incident ended when the unidentified shooter was gunned down in an exchange of bullets with police.