A Teacher Remembers the Accused Colorado Gunman
When I knew James Holmes, the alleged Colorado shooter , he was Jimmy. I was his 5th grade teacher.
Back then, in 1998-99, Holmes lived in Castroville, Calif., a tiny town of 5,000. Since the theater shooting in Aurora, I’ve talked about Jimmy with one of his former classmates; let’s call him Chris.
Jimmy was well-dressed, neat, wore glasses, liked to read, and excelled in all academic areas . He had two really good friends, including Chris, both sharp like him—in fact,...
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