Florida State University’s campus was shocked after alumnus Myron May opened fire at the school. Three people were wounded during the violent attack, with many people turning to the lawyer’s unverified Facebook page, which is public, to find more information about the suspected shooter.
Just two days before the attack at FSU's Strozier Library in Tallahassee Thursday, May posted a Bible verse from the Sermon on the Mount: “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ~ Matthew 5:3.” Nearly 100 people commented on his post after it was announced that May was the shooter.
Many of the lawyer’s posts were quotes from Scripture. On Nov. 15 he wrote, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Romans 8:38-39.”
But religion wasn't all that May, 31, wrote about. On Nov. 13 he posted a quote by former Black Panther leader Bobby Seale, according to the Inquisitr. “The people have now come to realize that the only way to deal with the oppressor is to deal on our own terms and this was done,” the saying read.
Based on some of his Facebook posts, NBC News wrote that May might have had paranoid delusions that the government was coming after him. He shared an apparent "mind control" video that features Jesse Ventura, the former governor of Minnesota and professional wrestler. “IS OUR GOVERNMENT VIOLATING ORDINARY CITIZENS' RIGHTS?” May shared days before the shooting. “UNFORTUNATELY, THE ANSWER IS YES! SEE INSIDE THIS VIDEO.”
The clip he posted can be seen here.
May was shot and killed by authorities, the Associated Press wrote. Twitter users flocked to social media, where many asked prayers be sent to FSU. Some of their comments have been shared below:
Keeping FSU in my thoughts and prayers today. #PrayForFSU
— Future First Lady (@Future1stLady1) November 20, 2014
You never think it's going to happen to your school #PrayForFSU
— FSU Class of 2018 (@FSU_2018) November 20, 2014
Keep our allies over in Tallahassee in your thoughts this morning. #PrayForFSU
— UCF PROBLEMS (@ucf_problems) November 20, 2014
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