Elliot Rodgers: Last Tuesday night, October 8, 2019, an anonymous campus Facebook page called UIC Confessions & Crushes posted a threat to the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The anonymous behind the page posted about wanting to be a hero like Elliot Rodger and gave the time, “Oct 9th, 2019 12PM CDT” followed by a statement people interpreted as alluding to a 2014 mass killing in California that ended in the killer’s suicide.
The UIC police say they investigated the claims and have determined that there is no credible threat to the campus.
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On the evening of May 23, 2014, in Isla Vista, California, 22-year-old Elliot Rodger killed six people, injured fourteen others near the campus of University of California, Santa Barbara, before killing himself inside his vehicle.
The 7 people he killed – 3 were stabbed, 4 were killed by gunfire, including himself
The 14 people that sustained injuries, 7 were by gunfire, 7 were struck by motor vehicle.
Elliot Rodgers’ motive was said to be revenge for perceived sexual and social rejection and his target were students of the University of California, Santa Barbara.
UIC threat Elliot Rodgers: How Elliot Rodgers became incel hero
Before Elliot took his own life, the 22-year-old could not comprehend why women would not want to have sex with him despite him describing himself as the “ideal magnificent gentleman”.
He planned his murderous rampage as a “Day of Retribution” and said he had “no choice but to exact revenge on the society” that had “denied” him sex and love.
Before his death, Elliot posted a “retribution” video to YouTube and emailed a lengthy autobiographical document to almost two dozen people he knew.
An online community known as the “involuntarily celibate”, or incels, who blame women for their sexual failings, fastened upon the document.
Elliot has been virtually canonised by some fringe communities online.