Holmes made threats before Colorado rampage, prosecutors say
The former graduate student accused in a deadly mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater had failed a key exam six weeks before the rampage, made threats and was banned from his college, prosecutors said Thursday.
University of Colorado Denver spokeswoman Jacque Montgomery later disputed that James Holmes was banned from campus but confirmed that a criminal background check was done on him before the July 20 attack.
She said a court gag order prevented her from discussing who requested the check, who performed it, and who saw the results.
Montgomery’s statement was believed to be the first explicit public confirmation that a check had been done on Holmes’ background before the shootings.