Gun Control

Professor's E-mail Included Threat to Kill 200 Students

UC Irvine associate professor held without bail.


A UC Irvine associate professor charged with setting five fires has described in chilling emails a plan to obtain machine guns and shoot at least 200 University High School students before killing himself, according to court documents.

The professor's emails also threatened to harm school officials he held responsible for his son Claas Stubbe's suicide in March after the 14-year-old was disciplined at the Irvine high school, court documents show.