Oregon Community Wants to Make Umpqua Community College Gunman Anonymous

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Mourners take part in a vigil in Roseburg, Ore., for victims of a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College. (Credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
Mourners take part in a vigil in Roseburg, Ore., for victims of a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College. (Credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Keith Weikum, a set builder and special effects operator for theater productions at Umpqua Community College, already had a skeptical expression when he opened his front door.

The reporter standing outside asked him whether he knew a particular student who had signed up to be a production assistant on a play with Weikum.

Weikum scowled. He did know that student. Not well. But he had seen the student’s face splashed all over the TV news. Weikum shook his head as he spoke slowly and directly.

“I don’t know that name. I don’t use that name,” said Weikum, who had a specific suggestion instead. “Say: ‘the shooter.'”

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