Last July Saddleback College student Ali Syed claimed he suffered from Deficit Attention Disorder, panic attacks and anxiety. On February 19 he murdered a girl in his parents’ Ladera Ranch home. During a subsequent police chase he shot and killed two more people before committing suicide upon being stopped at Katella and Wanda in Orange.
His disabilities were listed on an application for special testing accommodations, according to the Lariat. It was submitted after he met with an academic counselor. Syed’s grade average was .62 at the beginning of the Spring 2013 semester.
Syed used a shotgun given to him as a gift from his father. He left a suicide note on his computer an hour before the rampage, but details were not released by Sheriff’s investigators.