“From what I read, they said to the family that ‘he needs some help and we won’t take him back until you get him some help.’ I’m not quite sure what else that community college can do. … If I was the chancellor of that community college, I think that would have been my response. … My question is, lots of folks have mental issues. How’s he get a gun?”
— Secretary of State Arne Duncan on the Jared Loughner shooting case, in a Washington Post interview.
About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.