Syed struggled with classes while at Saddleback

Michael Grennell

According to college transcripts obtained by the Lariat, Ali Syed, 20, the man behind a 75 minutes killing rampage on Tuesday morning, appeared to have struggled with his grades since enrolling at Saddleback College in fall of 2010.

During Syed’s first semester at Saddleback he was enrolled in ECON 2: Principles of Macroeconomics, GEOG 1: Physical Geography, and HIST 5: World History from 1750. He failed all three of his classes.

His grades did not improve much during the rest of his time at Saddleback, as he only finished two classes with a grade higher than an “F” out of the 11 classes he enrolled in. After failing HIST 4: World History to 1750 in Spring of 2011, Syed retook the class the following fall, and passed it with a “B” grade. It took Syed three attempts at Physical Geography, before he finally passed with a “C” grade in Spring of 2012.

The majority of classes that Syed enrolled in at Saddleback were either in the Geography Department or the History Department. He also took two psychology classes, an astronomy class, and an economics class during his three years at Saddleback. His cumulative total GPA going into this semester was 0.62.

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