As I more or less expected, given the demographics of Nebraska, the shooter, identified as Robert A. Hawkins, turns out to be a white kid. Interestingly, he recently failed the IQ-loaded ASVAB test
, which you need to pass to get into the Army.
Sources also tells Action 3 News that Hawkins recently tried to get into the Army but was not allowed to join. We are told that in October, Hawkins took the "Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test." He did poorly on the test and was not allowed to join the Army.[More Known About Westroads Mall Shooter,by Jen Kucirek,Action 3 News - Omaha, Nebraska, December 5, 2007]