TWU student's father apologizes for son's tirade

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Posted on March 2, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 2 at 6:58 PM

The father of the Texas Woman’s University student accused of threatening to bring a gun on the campus issued an apology and said his son has begged for help.

News 8 received an email from Phillip Gillette and in it he writes:

"As Chris's father our apologies to TWU and all involved. I worked with the sheriff's department there to locate and arrest Chris without further incident. No one can condone his behavior, but the VA must assume their share for not helping or treating a combat veteran who has been begging for help for years. As a distressed father, a retiree, I can only say shame on all of us, our government and especially the VA for allowing this near tragedy to happen."  –Phillip Gillette

Students said Christopher Gillette, 30, was in history class Tuesday when he complained about his medical treatment as a veteran and then he allegedly made threatening remarks about guns.

The campus went on lockdown until Gillette was in custody.

Gillette remains in the Denton County Jail. He was suspended from TWU after Tuesday’s incident.

 

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