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Former Teacher Says Trolley Shooter Wanted Acceptance

Former Teacher Says Trolley Shooter Wanted Acceptance



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Andrew Adams, KSL Newsradio A former teacher is providing new insight into the boy who became the Trolley Square shooter.

Virginia Lee, Former Teacher of Sulejmen Talovic: "He was probably more interested in entertaining them."

Lee says Talovic was a happy kid and especially friendly with two Bosnian girls in her class.

Virginia Lee: "I sometimes had to tone things down."

She taught Talovic math at Hillside Intermediate School.

Virginia Lee: "I did not see the warning signs in Suljemen that I saw in some other students that I taught."

Lee says she never saw anger. She never saw rage. She says she did see a boy looking for acceptance.

She calls his involvement in the tragedy "stunning."

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