According to Dylann Roof's friends, who shot and killed nine participants in a South Carolina church, say that he had previously come up with a plan to attack a college campus. Christon Scriven told the media that he was out drinking with Roof who then confided into him, saying that he wanted to open fire on a university. Roof allegedly also talked about opening fire at the College of Charleston, reported the media. Scriven also said that Roof realized that an attack on a school was not that easy to perform.
"He just said on Wednesday, everything was going to happen. He said they had seven days," Scriven said to NBC News. "I just ran through my head that he did it [...] Like, he really went and did what he said he was going to do." Roof appeared before a judge via video link and the judge refused to release him on bond. He was charged with nine counts of murder and one count of gun possession.
The attack on the church follows a series of demonstrations across the United States against police killing unarmed black men. A civil rights movement called “Black Lives Matter” has been initiated in a bid to curb police violence aimed at African Americans.