4chan has inadvertently continued to attract dark, maladjusted and dangerous characters – misogynists, racists and homophobes at ease behind a computer.It’s a chaotic wilderness that allows contributors to share ideas under a veil of relative anonymity.The shooter, 26-year-old Christopher Harper Mercer, killed himself after fatally shooting nine people at Umpqua Community College, then exchanging gunfire with’s Snyder Hall.On the emergency-dispatch call at Umpqua, a scene is calmly described — while additional ambulances are repeatedly requested — in which the suspect is shooting through doors while people hide in a computer lab., a woman reported that ‘“the shooter was lining people up and asking if they were Christian. If they said no, or didn’t answer, they were shot in the legs.”’ The 4chan post is no longer visible on the website – but the cached version was posted on Reddit and is currently floating around the internet. Don’t go to school tomorrow if you are in the northwest,” the poster warns.
(One of Michael's terms for participating in this story was that I not include his last name or exact age, only that he's on the older end of the millennial spectrum.)The woman, still petting the beagle, started teasing Michael.
At a time when more Americans have died from gun violence than terrorism and school shootings are shamefully commonplace, killer Chris Harper-Mercer stormed a US college and murdered students in what looks to be an anti-Christian attack.
Now it’s come to light that before the terrible mass-shooting, an anonymous 4chan user – potentially Harper-Mercer – started a thread detailing his plans.
Some identify themselves as suffering from "love-shyness," a condition, though not recognized by any mental health authority, that is characterized by extreme anxiety over any romantic or sexual interaction.
Other users call themselves "incels," meaning "involuntary celibates," or "Forever Alone," which requires no explanation.