Nursing Director Believes She Was Suspect’s Target
An administrator who runs the nursing program at an Oakland Christian college believes she was the intended target in Monday’s mass shooting, according to her longtime friend.
Ellen Cervellon, the nursing program director at Oikos University, had a confrontation with shooting suspect One Goh after he dropped out of the nursing program in the fall, according to Linda Music, a close friend who was staying at Cervellon’s home in Piedmont.
Goh had asked Ellen Cervellon for a full refund of his tuition and when he was denied suggested prorating the tuition refund.
Cervellon said no, Music said.
Music said Cervellon had only once brought up the issue of a student “who made her nervous.” After Monday’s shooting rampage at the Korean Christian school that left seven people dead, Music asked Cervellon if that student was Goh.
“Yes,” Cervellon said, according to Music.
One of the people killed was Katleen Ping, Cervellon’s secretary. Ping’s family said they learned of the shooting after Cervellon called them.
“Her secretary was like one of her children,” Music said.