A 20 year old man from Westminster was allegedly plotting to kill children and the president.
Mitchell Kusick was a student at Colorado Mesa University and he told police he learned how to use a gun in the Grand Junction area.
Students say there has not been much talk about Kusick on campus, and they are not sure if that's a good or bad thing.
Kusick was an online student so many say they are not scared to be on campus but some do worry this could taint their school's reputation.
“I have to say it doesn't surprise me but it is a worry," freshmen Aaron Belcher said.
Just a day after the news leaked that a CMU student was behind the alleged plot to kill children and President Obama, the Grand Junction campus is fairly quiet.
“You think that something that dangerous and something of that magnitude would be known around campus," another freshman Randy Forseth said.
"We should spread the story and get everybody aware of it because I do think it's a big deal," senior, Alyssa Chambers said.
Kusick was turned over to police by his therapist in late October, after he confessed to her that he was planning to kill a massive group of children in hopes of getting officers to engage in a gunfight.
“It's scary to think it's somebody our age too,” Chambers said. “It's somebody on campus that we're walking around with that we can all probably relate to and he's thinking so drastically."
Authorities say Kusick did not feel any remorse for the thought of killing innocent people. He even said he was planning to kill his classmate and friend for his guns.
Some students think this incident may affect how others look at their university.
“Now if I tell people that I went to school here they're going to be like, 'Oh you went to that school with the kid who wanted to kill everyone'," Belcher said.
“It's a shame it has to be affiliated with our school but at the same time I don't look at Boulder any differently because of the James Holmes incident," Chambers said.
Kusick admitted to planning his kills for the past five or six years. He even said he was obsessed with the Columbine shooting, Jessica Ridgeway’s abduction and is very interested in people like James Holmes. Saying he and Holmes “shared an understanding.”
"I'm very relieved considering the past in Colorado with the different shootings,” Forseth said. “I'm very glad that they caught him before it became any worse than it already is."
The university did release a statement Wednesday saying it was surprised to learn about Kusick.
Officials say they have taken appropriate action to maintain the safety of students, faculty and staff on all campuses.