A student interviewed said that campus police initially thought the female student and the RA were a lover's quarrel murder-suicide, which was why they didn't put out an alert about a gunman on the loose. The fact that no gun was found by the bodies should have clued them into the fact that their theory had some holes in it.
To me it's disturbing that they would think that a lovers quarrel would not be of some concern to the safety of the rest of the campus. Were I work we have to take training that covers these sort of things in regards to security and this was a scenario we had. Domestic disturbance outside of the job can effect everyone.
The campus should have been "locked down" immediately and I guess a dragnet performed. Isn't that why dragnets are performed. It's not just to get the perpetrator who needs to be punished but for the safety of the rest of society.
I really do think that the security and the people in charge should be investigated on this.
I have to agree - I find it very disturbing that they would shut the school down in August because they thought an escaped murder might even be near the campus, and yet they didn't close it down after the first shooting.