U of I Professor Threatened To Shoot Students
A University of Idaho professor who killed a graduate student he had dated and then committed suicide in August had talked about shooting students in his classroom during the fall of 2010. (The Associated Press and other media outlets received personnel records, emails and thousands of other documents related to Ernesto Bustamante on Thursday. A student who evaluated Bustamante last fall said the assistant psychology professor “talked about shooting students, which was disturbing.” The student also said Bustamante implied that he and the students should be “drunk and high” every other day. Bustamante was found dead in his hotel room Aug. 23 with guns and medications for bipolar disorder and severe anxiety. Police a day earlier found the body of 22-year-old Katy Benoit, who was shot outside her Moscow home.