Speaking at a Friday afternoon press conference, University of California-Riverside chancellor Timothy White said James Holmes, the suspected shooter in the deadly Aurora, Colo. massacre, had a sterling academic career at the school.
"He was an honor student," White said. "So academically he was at the top of the top. He distinguished himself from an academic point of view during his four years with us graduating with highest honors."
Holmes enrolled at UC-Riverside in 2006 and graduated with a degree in neuroscience in 2010.