ORLANDO, FL (FOX NEWS) – Cops say the student who killed himself inside his University of Central Florida dorm room was planning a wider school attack.
Police say there’s evidence the student that identified as 30-year old James Oliver Seevakumaran had planned a bigger attack against students in the tower one dorm room at the UCF campus in Orlando. Cops found Seevakumaran’s body, along with weapons and explosives early Monday after getting a 911 call from his roommate who claimed Seevakumaran had pointed a gun at him.
Authorities also believe it was Seevakumaran who pulled a fire alarm, the beginning of his alleged plot, but changed his mind-and took his own life.
UCF’S Police Chief believes approaching officer’s played a role in Seevakumaran’s decision not to go through with the attack.
University officials say Seevakumaran, a business major, was enrolled in classes up till 2012 but had not enrolled in classes or paid for his housing for this semester.
The University was in the process of removing him from the dorm– but police aren’t saying if his financial situation may have been a motive.
Investigators say his cache of weapons included a handgun, a 22 caliber rifle, four improved explosives, and a few hundred rounds of ammunition.