The bullies at his Centerville high school were not "mentally ill." The gun shop owner who sold the pistols was not "mentally ill." The university officials whose judgment lapsed were not "mentally ill." The media trying to divert attention from poor reporting were not "mentally ill." The wounded public seeking an easy answer will blame the "mentally ill." The gunman's supposed social personality disorder (sociopathy) did not medically categorize him as "mentally ill." Of the families losing their loved ones, an average of six may have a close member with the experience of a serious mental illness, an experience one or two of the dead most likely had also. The rate of violence upon those with mental illness exceeds significantly that by those with mental illness. Psychosis (which is not sociopathy) is a relatively infrequent event over the spectrum of mental illness. I think it fairly accurate to say that student athletes are more prone to violence than those with mental illness, and that they often intitiate tragedies attributed to those they bully. Should those with a criminal (including juvenile) history of violent behavior - the bullies, the bullied, victims of child abuse, sociopaths, substance abusers, those actively psychotic and those publically humiliated (all of these possible precursors to violence) - be considered for an appropriate registry, like that for sex offenders? Should inner city youth, recreational drug users or those once molested be forced to reveal their "history" to the campus at large (roommates, students, teachers, administrators, clinicians) as a possible indicator (greater than that of mental illness) for violence? Would such a registry discourage students and staff from seeking critical medical help and counseling? This debate distills down to what privacy rights people with medical records have versus what access the public may have to them for legitimate concerns of safety. Recall a stereotype once held against you, and whether it could be misused - like that no doubt once felt by the VPI math professor who survived the Holocaust, only to die protecting his students.