AWFUL. Grieving Father of UCC Shooting Victim Barred by White House From Meeting Obama
One family member of a victim of the Umpqua Community College shooting said he was turned away from meeting with President Obama Friday.
James Cooper was the father of 18-year-old Quinn Cooper, who died in last week’s shooting.
James has been divorced from Quinn’s mother since 2007, but said he stayed in touch with his son.
James said local law enforcement included him in other briefings and events involving the victims’ families.
However, James said the Secret Service and FBI kept him out of Roseburg High School Friday when President Obama went to comfort the families.