Sorry, we meant to say psychiatrist, because that’s what Lynne Fenton had advanced to at that point (h/t LC Brendan):
KMGH-TV in Denver reports that Lynne Fenton, Holmes’ psychiatrist at the University of Colorado Denver earlier this year, had concerns about his behaviour almost six weeks before the massacre.
Citing unnamed sources, the broadcaster reported that Fenton notified several members of the university’s “Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment” team in the first 10 days of June.
Ahem… “Unnamed sources” and all that. Of course, this is highly troubling if it turns out to be true, but keep in mind that the Aurora Subhuman’s defense lawyer is certain to go for the insanity defense, and it’s not really all that hard to guess at who those “unnamed sources” might be.
From that last piece we also learn a bit about the glorious career of Dr. Lynne Fenton:
The University of Colorado’s website identified Fenton as the medical director of the school’s Student Mental Health Services. An online resume stated that she sees 10 to 15 graduate students a week for medication and psychotherapy, as well as 5 to 10 patients in her general practice as a psychiatrist. Schizophrenia was listed as one of her research interests.
Fenton was disciplined by the Colorado Medical Board in 2004 for prescribing herself Xanax while her mother was dying, state records show. She also was disciplined for prescribing the sleep aid Ambien and the allergy medicine Claritin for her husband, and painkillers for an employee who suffered from chronic headaches.
Fenton worked for the U.S. Air Force in Texas as an acupuncturist before joining the University of Colorado in 2005.
So the medical director of the University of Colorado’s Student Mental Health Services is a known Pez pill dispenser AND a former acupuncturist? Gee! With hiring standards like those, it’s a bloody wonder that the entire student body aren’t crawling around in clock towers, sighting in their rifles.