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James Holmes' psychiatrist at the University of Colorado warned a special university threat assessment team about the accused gunman about six weeks before the Aurora movie theater shooting, the ABC affiliate in Denver reported Wednesday night.
Holmes was enrolled at the university's Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, which he withdrew from before the mass shooting that killed 12 and left dozens wounded. He faces 24 counts of first-degree murder and 116 counts of attempted murder.
According to the Denver Post, Dr. Lynne Fenton was Holmes' psychiatrist. She reportedly brought her concerns to the university's Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment team—which she helped to create—in early June after finding his behavior alarming. The team apparently took no further action in the case because Holmes began the process of dropping out of school around the same time, according to the unnamed source ABC and others are relying on for the story.
The University's Chancellor Don Elliman has tentatively defended the school's handling of Holmes before the shooting, saying on Wednesday, "I believe, until it's been demonstrated otherwise, that our people did what they should have done."